Advisory Name: Remote Command Execution in OSSIM
Vulnerability Class: Remote Command Execution
Release Date: 12-16-2009
Affected Applications: Confirmed in OSSIM 2.1.5. Other versions may also be affected.
Affected Platforms: Multiple
Local / Remote: Remote
Severity: High – CVSS: 9 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Researcher: Nahuel Grisolía
Vendor Status: Acknowledged/Fixed. New release available (OSSIM 2.1.5-4)
Reference to Vulnerability Disclosure Policy: http://www.cybsec.com/vulnerability_policy.pdf
OSSIM is prone to a remote command execution vulnerability because the software fails to adequately
sanitize user-supplied input.
Successful attacks can compromise the affected software and possibly the computer running OSSIM.
Proof of Concept:
Direct execution of arbitrary code in the context of Webserver user.
Solution: Upgrade to OSSIM 2.1.5-4
2009-12-08 – Vulnerability is identified
2009-12-09 – Vendor is contacted
2009-12-09 – Vendor confirmed vulnerability
2009-12-16 – Vendor released fixed version
2009-12-16 – Vulnerability is published
For more information regarding the vulnerability feel free to contact the researcher at
ngrisolia <at> cybsec <dot> com
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