search menu icon-carat-right cmu-wordmark

CERT Coordination Center


IPSwitch WhatsUp Gold does not validate commands when deserializing XML objects

Vulnerability Note VU#753264

Original Release Date: 2016-01-07 | Last Revised: 2016-01-07

Overview

IPSwitch WhatsUp Gold version 16.3 does not properly validate data when deserializing XML objects sent over SOAP requests.

Description

CWE-502: Deserialization of Untrusted Data - CVE-2015-8261

WhatsUp Gold version 16.3 contains a SOAP request handler named DroneDeleteOldMeasurements. User-controlled data may be passed to the application within a serialized XML object via a SOAP request. This data is later directly included into an SQLite query without being sanitized or properly escaped, allowing an attacker to perform SQL Injection attacks.

Impact

An unauthenticated remote attacker may be able to execute SQL queries on the database.

Solution

Apply an update

IPSwitch has released WhatsUp Gold version 16.4, which addresses this issue. Affected users are encouraged to update as soon as possible.

Vendor Information

753264
Expand all

Ipswitch, Inc

Notified:  November 02, 2015 Updated:  December 08, 2015

Statement Date:   December 07, 2015

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

There are no additional comments at this time.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.


CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 10.0 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Temporal 7.8 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 5.9 CDP:ND/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

References

Credit

Thanks to Matt Buzanowski for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Garret Wassermann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2015-8261
Date Public: 2015-12-19
Date First Published: 2016-01-07
Date Last Updated: 2016-01-07 16:36 UTC
Document Revision: 24

Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Cybersecurity and Communications.