AlienVault Open Source Security Information Management up to 4.5 code injection

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A vulnerability was found in AlienVault Open Source Security Information Management up to 4.5 (Information Management Software) and classified as critical. This issue affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a code injection vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-94. The software constructs all or part of a code segment using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the syntax or behavior of the intended code segment. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 06/13/2014 by agix (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2014-3805 since 05/21/2014. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1059 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

A public exploit has been developed by Alfredo Ramirez and been published 5 days after the advisory. The exploit is available at It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 76193 (AlienVault OSSIM 'av-centerd' Remote Code Execution), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses.

Upgrading to version 4.6 eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 16517.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (93848), Tenable (76193) and Exploit-DB (33805). See 70687, 70686 and 70042 for similar entries.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.8

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Class: Code injection
CWE: CWE-94 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
Author: Alfredo Ramirez
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Nessus ID: 76193
Nessus Name: AlienVault OSSIM 'av-centerd' Remote Code Execution
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Researcher: agix
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-3805 (🔍)
X-Force: 93848
Vulnerability Center: 45168 - AlienVault OSSIM before 4.7.0 Remote Code Execution via Crafted \x27get_license\x27 Request, Critical
SecurityFocus: 67998 - AlienVault OSSIM CVE-2014-3805 Multiple Unspecified Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

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Created: 03/26/2015 12:07 PM
Updated: 03/22/2022 04:26 PM
Changes: 03/26/2015 12:07 PM (66), 05/31/2017 01:13 PM (14), 03/22/2022 04:26 PM (3)
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