Dell SonicWALL Global Management System (GMS) 8.1 Adobe Flex SOP Bypass

ID ZSL-2016-5390
Type zeroscience
Reporter Gjoko Krstic
Modified 2016-12-29T00:00:00


Title: Dell SonicWALL Global Management System (GMS) 8.1 Adobe Flex SOP Bypass
Advisory ID: ZSL-2016-5390
Type: Local/Remote
Impact: Cross-Site Scripting
Risk: (3/5)
Release Date: 29.12.2016


Provide your organization, distributed enterprise or managed service offering with an intuitive, powerful way to rapidly deploy and centrally manage SonicWall solutions, with SonicWall GMS. Get more value from your firewall, secure remote access, anti-spam, and backup and recovery solutions with enhanced network security monitoring and robust network security reporting. By deploying GMS in an enterprise, you can minimize administrative overhead by streamlining security appliance deployment and policy management.


Dell SonicWALL GMS versions 8.1 and below are compiled with a vulnerable version of Adobe Flex SDK allowing for same-origin request forgery and cross-site content hijacking.


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Affected Version

8.0 SP1 Build 8048.1410
Flow Server Virtual Appliance

Tested On

Apache Tomcat 6.0.41

Vendor Status

[26.01.2016] Vulnerabilities discovered.
[29.01.2016] Vendor contacted.
[29.01.2016] Vendor responds asking more details providing PGP keys.
[29.01.2016] Sent details to the vendor.
[29.01.2016] Vendor confirms receipt of the issues forwarding to engineering team.
[12.02.2016] Asked vendor for status update.
[12.02.2016] Vendor confirms the issues scheduling a patch release.
[23.02.2016] Asked vendor for status update.
[24.02.2016] Vendor replied.
[19.04.2016] Asked vendor for status update.
[20.04.2016] Vendor informs one of the issues is in remediation stage, remaining ones still under review.
[22.04.2016] Working with the vendor.
[02.12.2016] Vendor releases patch in GMS 8.2 to address these issues.
[29.12.2016] Coordinated public security advisory released.




Vulnerability discovered by Gjoko Krstic - <>


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[29.12.2016] - Initial release
[02.01.2017] - Added reference [6] and [7]
[29.01.2017] - Added reference [8]


Zero Science Lab

Web: <>

                                            &lt;html&gt;&lt;head&gt;&lt;title&gt;403 Nothing to see.&lt;/title&gt;
&lt;link rel="Shortcut Icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon"&gt;
&lt;style type="text/css"&gt;
body {
	background-color: #000;
body,td,th {
	font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;
a:link {
	color: #008FEF;
	text-decoration: none;
a:visited {
	color: #008FEF;
	text-decoration: none;
a:hover {
	text-decoration: underline;
	color: #666;
a:active {
	text-decoration: none;
&lt;body bgcolor=black&gt;
&lt;font color="#7E88A3" size="2"&gt;
&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
&lt;h1&gt;403 Nothing to see.&lt;/h1&gt;

You do not have the powah for this request /403.shtml&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
&lt;font size="2"&gt;&lt;a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/font&gt;