Interspire Email Marketer up to 6.1.5 Cookie init.php IEM_CookieLogin improper authentication

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A vulnerability was found in Interspire Email Marketer up to 6.1.5. It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects some unknown functionality of the file init.php of the component Cookie Handler. The manipulation of the argument IEM_CookieLogin with an unknown input leads to a improper authentication vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-287. When an actor claims to have a given identity, the product does not prove or insufficiently proves that the claim is correct. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

The function in charge to check whether the user is already logged in init.php in Interspire Email Marketer (IEM) prior to 6.1.6 allows remote attackers to bypass authentication and obtain administrative access by using the IEM_CookieLogin cookie with a specially crafted value.

The bug was discovered 10/17/2017. The weakness was presented 10/18/2017 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2017-14322 since 09/12/2017. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details and also a public exploit are known.

It is possible to download the exploit at It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. By approaching the search of inurl:init.php it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 11891 (Interspire IEM Remote Authentication Admin Bypass Vulnerability).

Upgrading to version 6.1.6 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Exploit-DB (44513). See VDB-20334, VDB-22791, VDB-32704 and VDB-35578 for similar entries.





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Class: Improper authentication
CWE: CWE-287

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OpenVAS ID: 800776
OpenVAS Name: Interspire IEM Remote Authentication Admin Bypass Vulnerability
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Email Marketer 6.1.6


09/12/2017 🔍
10/17/2017 +35 days 🔍
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10/19/2017 +1 days 🔍
11/26/2019 +768 days 🔍


Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-14322 (🔍)
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Created: 10/19/2017 09:21 AM
Updated: 11/26/2019 08:16 AM
Changes: 10/19/2017 09:21 AM (67), 11/26/2019 08:16 AM (5)
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