Dell SonicWall up to 7.2/8.0/8.1 cliserver XML Data command injection

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A vulnerability was found in Dell SonicWall up to 7.2/8.0/8.1 (Firewall Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown part of the component cliserver. The manipulation as part of a XML Data leads to a command injection vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to 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. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

The cliserver implementation in Dell SonicWALL GMS, Analyzer, and UMA EM5000 7.2, 8.0, and 8.1 before Hotfix 168056 allows remote attackers to deserialize and execute arbitrary Java code via crafted XML data.

The weakness was shared 02/17/2016 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2016-2397 since 02/16/2016. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1202 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

Applying the patch 8.1 Hotfix 168056 is able to eliminate this problem.

The entry 81013 is related to this item.







CPE 2.3info

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.4

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 7.0
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Class: Command injection
CWE: CWE-77 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1202

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Patch: 8.1 Hotfix 168056


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Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-2397 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1035015

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Created: 02/18/2016 09:03 AM
Updated: 07/08/2022 08:47 AM
Changes: 02/18/2016 09:03 AM (58), 08/02/2018 09:11 AM (3), 07/08/2022 08:47 AM (4)
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