Advisory Details

November 25th, 2014

ARRIS VAP2500 Management Portal Remote Command Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-389
ZDI-CAN-2137

CVE ID CVE-2014-8423
CVSS SCORE 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS ARRIS
AFFECTED PRODUCTS VAP2500
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 13564. 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 ARRIS VAP2500. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the handling of access to the management portal. The issue lies in the ability to execute arbitrary commands without any sanitization. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code with root privileges.

VENDOR RESPONSE ARRIS states:


Vendor has released a hotfix to address the issue: FW08.41


DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2014-04-29 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2014-11-25 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Ricky "HeadlessZeke" Lawshae
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