Advantech WebAccess Dashboard Viewer saveGeneralFile Arbitrary File Creation Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ID ZDI-16-129
Type zdi
Reporter rgod
Modified 2016-11-09T00:00:00


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

The specific flaw exists within the WebAccess Dashboard Viewer. Insufficient validation within the SaveGeneralFile functionality allows unauthenticated callers to upload arbitrary code to directories in the server where the code can be automatically executed under the high-privilege context of the IIS AppPool. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of SYSTEM.