Advisory Details

September 8th, 2016

AlienVault Unified Security Management get_directive_kdb directive_id SQL Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-16-505
ZDI-CAN-3742

CVE ID
CVSS SCORE 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS AlienVault
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Unified Security Management
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of AlienVault Unified Security Management. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists when handling get_directive_kdb.php requests. The vulnerability is caused by the lack of input validation on 'directive_id' before using remotely supplied strings to construct SQL queries. An unauthenticated remote attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code in the context of root.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS AlienVault has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://www.alienvault.com/forums/discussion/7110/
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2016-05-09 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2016-09-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Peter Lapp
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