VDB-117514 · CVE-2017-14478 · BID 100222

MySQL Multi-Master Replication Manager 2.2.1 on Linux mmm_agentd clear_ip MMM Protocol Message command injection

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in MySQL Multi-Master Replication Manager 2.2.1 on Linux (Database Software). This vulnerability affects the function MMM::Agent::Helpers::Network::clear_ip of the component mmm_agentd. The manipulation as part of a MMM Protocol Message leads to a command injection vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-77. The product constructs all or part of a command using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the intended command when it is sent to a downstream component. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

In the MMM::Agent::Helpers::Network::clear_ip function in MySQL Multi-Master Replication Manager (MMM) mmm_agentd 2.2.1 (for Linux), a specially crafted MMM protocol message can cause a shell command injection resulting in arbitrary command execution with the privileges of the mmm\_agentd process. An attacker that can initiate a TCP session with mmm\_agentd can trigger this vulnerability.

The bug was discovered 05/07/2018. The weakness was shared 05/09/2018 (Website). The advisory is available at talosintelligence.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2017-14478 since 09/13/2017. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit. This vulnerability is assigned to T1202 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 2 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 371004 (Multi-Master Replication Manager for MySQL mmm_agentd Remote Command Injection Vulnerabilities).

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






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Class: Command injection
CWE: CWE-77 / CWE-74 / CWE-707

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08/04/2017 🔍
09/13/2017 +40 days 🔍
05/07/2018 +236 days 🔍
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05/10/2018 +1 days 🔍
03/11/2023 +1766 days 🔍


Advisory: talosintelligence.com
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2017-14478 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 100222 - IBM Emptoris Supplier Lifecycle Management Cross Site Scripting and Open Redirection Vulnerabilities


Created: 05/10/2018 10:07 AM
Updated: 03/11/2023 11:36 AM
Changes: 05/10/2018 10:07 AM (64), 02/03/2020 03:53 PM (3), 03/11/2023 11:36 AM (14)
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