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 privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-94. 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.

A public exploit has been developed by Alfredo Ramirez and been published 5 days after the advisory. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is available at 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 SecurityFocus (BID 67998), X-Force (93848), Vulnerability Center (SBV-45168) and Tenable (76193). 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: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

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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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Open Source Security Information Management 4.6
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Researcher: agix
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-3805 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 67998 - AlienVault OSSIM CVE-2014-3805 Multiple Unspecified Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities
X-Force: 93848
Vulnerability Center: 45168 - AlienVault OSSIM before 4.7.0 Remote Code Execution via Crafted \x27get_license\x27 Request, Critical

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Created: 03/26/2015 12:07 PM
Updated: 05/31/2017 01:13 PM
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