Advisory Details

February 27th, 2015

(0Day) WebGate eDVR Manager WESPMonitor.WESPMonitorCtrl.1 Connect Method Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-15-069
ZDI-CAN-2148

CVE ID CVE-2015-2096
CVSS SCORE 7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS WebGate
AFFECTED PRODUCTS eDVR Manager
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 13967. 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 WebGate eDVR Manager. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the WESPMonitor.WESPMonitorCtrl.1 ActiveX control. By providing an invalid IP address to the Connect() method and forcing a page reload, an attacker can cause a pointer to be referenced after it has been freed. An attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code in the context of the browser.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS


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

02/10/2014 - ZDI sent email to vendor requesting contact for disclosure
02/18/2014 - ZDI sent email to vendor requesting contact for disclosure
03/07/2014 - ZDI requested ICS-CERT assistance contacting the vendor
04/07/2014 - ZDI sent other product reports for this vendor to ICS-CERT
05/12/2014 - ZDI disclosed this case to ICS-CERT
05/12/2014 - ICS-CERT replied "We do not consider the WebGate eDVR Manager to be an element of control systems or of critical infrastructure, so we have forwarded these reports on to our friends at CERT/CC."
ZDI has since sent multiple mails to ICS-CERT, CERT/CC and kn-cert@ncsc.go.kr regarding Webgate cases in general. However, to ZDI's knowledge, this has not resulted in any vendor response.

-- Mitigation:
The killbit can be set on this control to disable scripting within Internet Explorer by modifying the data value of the Compatibility Flags DWORD within the following location in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\B19147A0-C2FD-4B1F-BD20-3A3E1ABC4FC3
If the Compatibility Flags value is set to 0x00000400, the control can no longer be instantiated inside the browser.
For more information, please see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/240797


DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2014-02-10 - Case submitted to the ZDI
  • 2015-02-27 - Public release of advisory
CREDIT Dave Weinstein of HP's Zero Day Initaitive
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