TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

AlienVault Unified Security Management Multiple PHP Scripts Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

ZDI-16-504: September 8th, 2016

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of AlienVault Unified Security Management. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within multiple PHP scripts in AlienVault Unified Security Management. These scripts contain flaws that allow an attacker to bypass authentication, upload arbitrary files, and include malicious code from a remote resource. An attacker can chain these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code in the context of the process.

Vendor Response

AlienVault has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2016-05-02 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2016-09-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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