Vulnerability Note VU#893462

Thomson Reuters Velocity Analytics Vhayu Analytic Server version 6.9.4 build 2995 contains a code injection vulnerability

Original Release date: 22 Nov 2013 | Last revised: 23 Jan 2014

Overview

Thomson Reuters Velocity Analytics Vhayu Analytic Server version 6.94 build 2995 and possibly earlier versions contain a code injection vulnerability (CWE-94).

Description

CWE-94: Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')

Thomson Reuters Velocity Analytics Vhayu Analytic Server version 6.94 build 2995 and possibly earlier versions contain a code injection vulnerability. By default, this software package is configured to run with system privileges. A remote unauthenticated attacker can craft a URL that utilizes the software's file import function to upload malicious files or execute arbitrary code.

For example:
http://www.example.com/VhttpdMgr?action=importFile&fileName={BACKDOOR}

Impact

A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to upload malicious files or execute arbitrary code with system privileges.

Solution

Update

Thomson Reuters has released hotfix 6429: Security fix hot-fix for Velocity Analytics to address this vulnerability. Users affected by this vulnerability are advised to to download the fix from the from the Customer Zone.

Restrict access to the Analytic Server interface

Restrict access to the Thomson Reuters Velocity Analytics Vhayu Analytic Server interface to trusted networks. If possible, configure management and transit networks for separate VLANs, or restrict access to the device using IP access lists.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Thomson ReutersAffected16 Oct 201323 Jan 2014
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 10.0 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Temporal 7.3 E:U/RL:W/RC:UC
Environmental 1.8 CDP:N/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

References

Credit

Thanks to the reporter that wishes to remain anonymous.

This document was written by Adam Rauf.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2013-5912
  • Date Public: 21 Nov 2013
  • Date First Published: 22 Nov 2013
  • Date Last Updated: 23 Jan 2014
  • Document Revision: 34

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