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Mutiny Technology virtual appliance command injection vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#841851

Original Release Date: 2012-10-22 | Last Revised: 2012-10-22


The Mutiny Technology virtual appliance contains a command injection vulnerability which could allow an attacker to inject commands into the appliance.


CWE-77: Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in a Command ('Command Injection')

The Mutiny Technology virtual appliance contains a network interface menu which is vulnerable to command injection with root privileges.


An authenticated attacker can run arbitrary commands on the appliance.



The vendor has stated that this vulnerability has been addressed in Mutiny Technology virtual appliance version 4.5-1.12. Users are advised to upgrade to Mutiny Technology virtual appliance version 4.5-1.12 or higher.

Restrict access

As a general good security practice, only allow connections from trusted hosts and networks. Restricting access would prevent an attacker from accessing a Mutiny Technology virtual appliance using stolen credentials from a blocked network location.

Vendor Information


Mutiny Technologies Affected

Notified:  August 09, 2012 Updated: October 09, 2012



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

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

CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 2.1 AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N
Temporal 1.4 E:U/RL:OF/RC:UC
Environmental 0.6 CDP:L/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Christopher Campbell for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Michael Orlando.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2012-3001
Date Public: 2012-10-07
Date First Published: 2012-10-22
Date Last Updated: 2012-10-22 12:05 UTC
Document Revision: 8

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