AlienVault OSSIM av-centerd ossec_task Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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


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.