SolarWinds Orion Platform prior 2020.2.4 SQL Server Backend access control

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A vulnerability has been found in SolarWinds Orion Platform and classified as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown functionality of the component SQL Server Backend. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-284. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality. The summary by CVE is:

SolarWinds Orion Platform before 2020.2.4, as used by various SolarWinds products, installs and uses a SQL Server backend, and stores database credentials to access this backend in a file readable by unprivileged users. As a result, any user having access to the filesystem can read database login details from that file, including the login name and its associated password. Then, the credentials can be used to get database owner access to the SWNetPerfMon.DB database. This gives access to the data collected by SolarWinds applications, and leads to admin access to the applications by inserting or changing authentication data stored in the Accounts table of the database.

The weakness was disclosed 02/04/2021. The advisory is shared at trustwave.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2021-25275 since 01/15/2021. The exploitation appears to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. The successful exploitation needs a single authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

Upgrading to version 2020.2.4 eliminates this vulnerability.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 3.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.2

VulDB Base Score: 3.3
VulDB Temp Score: 3.2
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-284
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Orion Platform 2020.2.4

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01/15/2021 CVE assigned
02/04/2021 +20 days Advisory disclosed
02/04/2021 +0 days VulDB entry created
02/23/2021 +19 days VulDB last update

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Vendor: https://www.solarwinds.com/

Advisory: trustwave.com
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2021-25275 (🔒)

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Created: 02/04/2021 10:46 AM
Updated: 02/23/2021 01:25 PM
Changes: (5) source_cve_assigned source_cve_nvd_summary vulnerability_cvss2_vuldb_tempscore vulnerability_cvss3_vuldb_tempscore vulnerability_cvss3_meta_tempscore
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