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Snare Agent web interface cross-site request forgery vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Note VU#173009

Original Release Date: 2010-06-29 | Last Revised: 2010-07-01


The Snare Agent web interface is susceptible to cross-site request forgery attacks.


The web interface allows the administrator to manage several agent settings, including changing the listening port and password. These HTTP requests do not perform proper validity checks and are susceptible to a cross-site request forgery attack.

The vulnerability is reported in the following products and versions:

    • Snare for Solaris 3.2.3 and prior
    • Snare for Windows 3.1.7 and prior
    • Snare for Linux 1.5.0 and prior
    • Snare for AIX 1.5.0 and prior
    • Snare for Irix 1.4 and prior
    • Epilog for Windows 1.5.3 and prior
    • Epilog for Unix version 1.2 and prior


An attacker can change several agent settings, such as the password or listening port, if able to trick an administrator into visiting a specially crafted link.


The vendor has released patched versions of the agent to remediate this issue.

Vendor Information


InterSect Alliance Affected

Updated:  July 01, 2010



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

A patched version has been released to remediate this vulnerability.

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Thanks to Russ McRee for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jared Allar.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Date Public: 2010-06-29
Date First Published: 2010-06-29
Date Last Updated: 2010-07-01 18:56 UTC
Document Revision: 16

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