VDB-112234 · CVE-2017-12113 · BID 102475

cpp-ethereum JSON-RPC admin_nodeInfo API JSON Request improper authorization

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A vulnerability has been found in cpp-ethereum JSON-RPC (the affected version unknown) and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown part of the component admin_nodeInfo API. The manipulation as part of a JSON Request leads to a improper authorization vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-285. The product does not perform or incorrectly performs an authorization check when an actor attempts to access a resource or perform an action. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

An exploitable improper authorization vulnerability exists in admin_nodeInfo API of cpp-ethereum's JSON-RPC (commit 4e1015743b95821849d001618a7ce82c7c073768). A JSON request can cause an access to the restricted functionality resulting in authorization bypass. An attacker can send JSON to trigger this vulnerability.

The bug was discovered 01/09/2018. The weakness was shared 01/19/2018 by Cisco with Cisco Talos (Website). The advisory is available at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2017-12113 since 07/31/2017. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1548.002 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 10 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 102475†).




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Class: Improper authorization
CWE: CWE-285 / CWE-266

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07/31/2017 🔍
01/09/2018 +162 days 🔍
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01/20/2018 +1 days 🔍
02/02/2023 +1839 days 🔍


Advisory: securityfocus.com
Researcher: Marcin 'Icewall' Noga (Cisco)
Organization: Cisco Talos
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-12113 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 102475 - CPP-Ethereum Multiple Security Vulnerabilities


Created: 01/20/2018 01:26 PM
Updated: 02/02/2023 09:18 AM
Changes: 01/20/2018 01:26 PM (60), 12/25/2019 10:40 AM (4), 02/01/2021 12:16 PM (2), 02/02/2023 09:18 AM (13)
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