Vulnerability Note VU#753264
IPSwitch WhatsUp Gold does not validate commands when deserializing XML objects
Original Release date: 07 Jan 2016 | Last revised: 07 Jan 2016

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 (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate UpdatedIpswitch, IncAffected02 Nov 201508 Dec 2015If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let
us know.

CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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

None

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:
19 Dec 2015

Date First Published:
07 Jan 2016

Date Last Updated:
07 Jan 2016

Document Revision:
24

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