Advisory Details

November 3rd, 2014

(0Day) Visual Mining NetCharts Server File Upload Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-372
ZDI-CAN-2183

CVE ID CVE-2014-8516
CVSS SCORE 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Visual Mining
AFFECTED PRODUCTS NetCharts Server
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 13755,13756. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Visual Mining NetCharts Server. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the handling of file uploads. The issue lies in the failure to sanitize the path of files uploaded, allowing for them to be placed within directories accessible through the service. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code as SYSTEM.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS


This vulnerability is being disclosed publicly without a patch in accordance with the ZDI 120 day deadline.

04/07/2014 - ZDI wrote to Visual Mining support for correct contact and PGP key
04/14/2014 - ZDI wrote to Visual Mining support for correct contact and PGP key
04/16/2014 - ZDI wrote to Visual Mining support for correct contact and PGP key
04/24/2014 - ZDI disclosed vulnerability details to the vendor
04/24/2014 - Vendor replied with questions about the ZDI report
04/24/2014 - ZDI replied to vendor questions
08/25/2014 - ZDI request an update
09/15/2015 - ZDI requested an update and notified of intent to 0-day

-- Mitigation:

Given the nature of the vulnerability, the only salient mitigation strategy is to restrict interaction with the service to trusted machines. Only the clients and servers that have a legitimate procedural relationship with the service should be permitted to communicate with it. This could be accomplished in a number of ways, most notably with firewall rules/whitelisting. These features are available in the native Windows Firewall, as described in http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725770%28WS.10%29.aspx and numerous other Microsoft Knowledge Base articles.


DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2014-04-07 - Case submitted to the ZDI
  • 2014-11-03 - Public release of advisory
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