Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine 4.1 Regex access control

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A vulnerability was found in Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine 4.1 (Cloud Software) and classified as critical. This issue affects some unknown functionality of the component Regex Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-284. The software does not restrict or incorrectly restricts access to a resource from an unauthorized actor. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine 4.1 does not properly handle regular expressions passed to the expression engine via the JSON API and the web-based UI, which allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary shell commands by leveraging the ability to view and filter collections.

The weakness was disclosed 10/07/2016 with Red Hat (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at rhn.redhat.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2016-7040 since 08/23/2016. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. A simple authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/22/2022). The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1068 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

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

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1068

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Remote: Yes

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08/23/2016 🔍
10/07/2016 +45 days 🔍
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10/26/2016 +18 days 🔍
09/22/2022 +2157 days 🔍

Sourcesinfo

Vendor: redhat.com

Advisory: RHSA-2016:1996
Organization: Red Hat
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2016-7040 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 93893 - Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine CVE-2016-7040 Remote Command Execution Vulnerability

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Created: 10/08/2016 07:00 PM
Updated: 09/22/2022 04:54 PM
Changes: (2) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore advisory_identifier
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