AlienVault OSSIM av-centerd Util.pm ossec_task Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2014-06-11T00:00:00
ID ZDI-14-201
Type zdi
Reporter HP Zero Day Initiative
Modified 2014-11-09T00:00:00

Description

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

The specific flaw exists within the av-centerd SOAP service. The issue lies in the handling of ossec_task requests due to a failure to safely sanitize user data before executing a command. An attacker could leverage this vulnerability to execute code with root privileges.