Advisory Details

October 28th, 2021

SolarWinds Orion Platform NCM SCM IPAM SaveUserSetting Improper Access Control Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

ZDI-21-1244
ZDI-CAN-13453

CVE ID CVE-2021-35213
CVSS SCORE 8.8, (AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
AFFECTED VENDORS SolarWinds
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Orion Platform
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to escalate privileges on affected installations of SolarWinds Orion Platform. Authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the SaveUserSetting endpoint. The issue results from improper control of access to this endpoint. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges from Guest to Administrator.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS SolarWinds has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://www.solarwinds.com/trust-center/security-advisories/cve-2021-35213
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2021-05-05 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2021-10-28 - Coordinated public release of advisory
  • 2022-05-26 - Advisory Updated
CREDIT Piotr Bazydlo (@chudypb)
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