VDB-118461 · CVE-2018-11142 · Qualys 13151

Quest KACE System Management Appliance 8.0.318 settings_network.php POST Request improper authorization

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Quest KACE System Management Appliance 8.0.318 (Endpoint Management Software). This affects an unknown function of the file systemui/settings_network.php. The manipulation as part of a POST Request leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-285. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

The 'systemui/settings_network.php' and 'systemui/settings_patching.php' scripts in the Quest KACE System Management Appliance 8.0.318 are accessible only from localhost. This restriction can be bypassed by modifying the 'Host' and 'X_Forwarded_For' HTTP headers in a POST request. An anonymous user can abuse this vulnerability to execute critical functions without authorization.

The bug was discovered 05/31/2018. The weakness was released 05/31/2018 (Website). The advisory is shared at coresecurity.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2018-11142 since 05/16/2018. The exploitability is told to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1548.002 for this issue.

The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 13151 (Quest KACE System Management Appliance Multiple Vulnerabilities).

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

Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 118451, 118452, 118453 and 118454.





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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-285
ATT&CK: T1548.002

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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05/16/2018 🔍
05/31/2018 +14 days 🔍
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06/01/2018 +1 days 🔍
02/10/2020 +619 days 🔍


Vendor: https://www.quest.com/

Advisory: coresecurity.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2018-11142 (🔍)
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Created: 06/01/2018 10:23 AM
Updated: 02/10/2020 03:44 PM
Changes: (1) vulnerability_discoverydate
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