Vulnerability Note VU#229047

Allround Automations PL/SQL Developer v11 performs updates over HTTP

Original Release date: 25 Apr 2016 | Last revised: 02 May 2016


Allround Automations PL/SQL Developer version 11 checks for updates over HTTP and does not verify updates before executing commands, which may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.


CWE-345: Insufficient Verification of Data Authenticity - CVE-2016-2346

According to the researcher, Allround Automations PL/SQL Developer version 11 periodically checks for updates over HTTP. When an update is available, PL/SQL Developer downloads the update and executes the update without verifying authenticity or performing other checks.

By intercepting such requests and modifying the necessary fields, an attacker with a man-in-the-middle position between the victim and the network may be able write arbitrary data to vulnerable devices and execute arbitrary code with permissions of the PL/SQL Developer user.

The researcher has published a blog post with more information.


A remote attacker with a man-in-the-middle position may able to execute code with permissions of the PL/SQL Developer user.


Apply an update

PL/SQL Developer version 11.0.6 has been released to address this issue. The update utility now uses HTTPS and restricts downloads to the domain.

Affected users may also consider the following workaround:

Avoid untrusted networks

Avoid using untrusted networks, including public WiFi. Using your device on an untrusted network increases the chance of falling victim to a man-in-the-middle attack that could intercept your HTTP data.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Allround AutomationsAffected15 Mar 201625 Apr 2016
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 7.5 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Temporal 6.4 E:POC/RL:U/RC:UR
Environmental 4.8 CDP:ND/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Adam Caudill for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Garret Wassermann.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2016-2346
  • Date Public: 29 Apr 2016
  • Date First Published: 25 Apr 2016
  • Date Last Updated: 02 May 2016
  • Document Revision: 48


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