SolarWinds Dameware Remote Mini Controller 12.0 dwmrcs Daemon dwrcs.exe memory corruption

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A vulnerability has been found in SolarWinds Dameware Remote Mini Controller 12.0 (Remote Access Software) and classified as very critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown function of the file dwrcs.exe of the component dwmrcs Daemon. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 03/17/2016 by ryan (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2016-2345 since 02/12/2016. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details and also a public exploit are known. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 07/10/2022).

It is declared as proof-of-concept. It is possible to download the exploit at The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 124834 (Solarwinds Dameware Remote Mini Controller Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 25073.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-57654) and Exploit-DB (43059).






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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Suricata ID: 2022712
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02/12/2016 🔍
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Advisory: 136293
Researcher: ryan
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2016-2345 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 57654 - DameWare Mini Remote Control 12.0 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability, Critical
SecurityFocus: 84704 - SolarWinds DameWare Mini Remote Control CVE-2016-2345 Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Created: 03/18/2016 08:45 AM
Updated: 07/10/2022 02:17 PM
Changes: 03/18/2016 08:45 AM (62), 02/02/2019 11:27 AM (19), 07/10/2022 02:17 PM (3)
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