Advisory Details

September 16th, 2015

GE MDS PulseNET FileDownloadServlet Directory Traversal Information Disclosure And Deletion Vulnerability

ZDI-15-439
ZDI-CAN-2906

CVE ID CVE-2015-6459
CVSS SCORE 9.4, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS GE
AFFECTED PRODUCTS MDS PulseNET
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 19810. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to read and delete arbitrary files on vulnerable installations of GE MDS PulseNET. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the FileDownloadServlet. By specifying a filename including directory traversal, an attacker can read and then delete an arbitrary file on the system. The read and subsequent deletion will be performed under the context of SYSTEM.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS GE has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/advisories/ICSA-15-258-03
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2015-04-30 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2015-09-16 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Andrea Micalizzi (rgod)
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