Zoho ManageEngine Desktop Central/Desktop Central MSP prior Build 90109 DCPluginServelet Servlet addPlugInUser Account access control

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A vulnerability was found in Zoho ManageEngine Desktop Central and Desktop Central MSP (Endpoint Management Software). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects the function addPlugInUser of the component DCPluginServelet Servlet. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability (Account). The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 12/31/2014. The weakness was presented 12/31/2014 by Pedro Ribeiro as not defined posting (Bugtraq). The advisory is shared for download at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2014-7862 since 10/05/2014. The exploitation appears to be easy. 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. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068.

A public exploit has been developed in Ruby and been published immediately after the advisory. It is declared as highly functional. It is possible to download the exploit at securityfocus.com. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 82080 (ManageEngine Desktop Central Remote Security Bypass (Intrusive Check)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses and running in the context remote.

Upgrading to version Build 90109 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 5 days after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 71849), X-Force (99595) and Tenable (82080).





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.2

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Name: Account
Class: Privilege escalation / Account
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Highly functional
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Nessus ID: 82080
Nessus Name: ManageEngine Desktop Central Remote Security Bypass (Intrusive Check)
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OpenVAS ID: 863774
OpenVAS Name: ManageEngine Desktop Central Remote Security Bypass Vulnerability
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MetaSploit ID: manage_engine_dc_create_admin.rb
MetaSploit Name: ManageEngine Desktop Central Administrator Account Creation
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Desktop Central/Desktop Central MSP Build 90109
Suricata ID: 2020092
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10/05/2014 🔍
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01/05/2015 +5 days 🔍
03/25/2015 +79 days 🔍
01/04/2018 +1016 days 🔍
01/05/2018 +1 days 🔍
01/28/2021 +1119 days 🔍


Vendor: https://www.manageengine.com/

Advisory: securityfocus.com
Researcher: Pedro Ribeiro
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2014-7862 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 71849 - ManageEngine Desktop Central CVE-2014-7862 Remote Security Bypass Vulnerability
X-Force: 99595

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013


Created: 01/05/2018 08:52 AM
Updated: 01/28/2021 12:05 PM
Changes: (2) source_xforce vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore
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