Vulnerability Note VU#897144

Solarwinds Dameware Remote Mini Controller Windows service is vulnerable to stack buffer overflow

Original Release date: 17 Mar 2016 | Last revised: 18 Apr 2016

Overview

The Solarwinds Dameware Remote Mini Controller Windows service is vulnerable to stack buffer overflow.

Description

CWE-121: Stack-based Buffer Overflow - CVE-2016-2345

Solarwinds Dameware Remote Mini Controller is a software for assisting in remote desktop connections for helpdesk support. According to the reporter, the Solarwinds Dameware Remote Mini Controller Windows service, dwrcs.exe, is vulnerable to stack-based buffer overflow. A remote attacker sending carefully crafted data may be able to obtain private information or execute code. The researcher has published an advisory with more information.

The CERT/CC has not been able to confirm this information with the vendor.

Impact

An unauthenticated remote attacker may be able to obtain private information or execute code in the SYSTEM context.

Solution

Apply an update

Solarwinds has released version 12.0.3 to address this issue. Affected users should update as soon as possible.

Restrict Network Access

As a general good security practice, only allow connections from trusted hosts and networks. Please consult for your firewall product's manual for more information.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
SOLARWINDSUnknown12 Feb 201612 Feb 2016
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 6.8 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Temporal 5.8 E:POC/RL:U/RC:UR
Environmental 4.4 CDP:ND/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

References

Credit

Thanks to Ryan Wincey for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Garret Wassermann.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2016-2345
  • Date Public: 17 Mar 2016
  • Date First Published: 17 Mar 2016
  • Date Last Updated: 18 Apr 2016
  • Document Revision: 33

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