Advisory Details

September 16th, 2015

GE MDS PulseNET Hidden Support Account Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-15-440
ZDI-CAN-2922

CVE ID CVE-2015-6456
CVSS SCORE 9, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/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 19904, 19905. 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 GE MDS PulseNET. Authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability but it can bypassed using static credentials.

The specific flaw exists within the PulseNET web service. It contains a hidden support account, with static credentials, that gives full access. An attacker could leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code 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
  • 2015-05-14 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2015-09-16 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Andrea Micalizzi (rgod)
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