Splunk up to 6.5.1 Daemon input validation

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A vulnerability was found in Splunk up to 6.5.1 (Log Management Software) and classified as problematic. Affected by this issue is an unknown code of the component Daemon. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-20. Impacted is availability.

The bug was discovered 02/08/2017. The weakness was presented 02/04/2017 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at splunk.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2017-5880 since 02/03/2017. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. A simple authentication is needed for exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 97100 (Splunk Enterprise < 5.0.17 / 6.0.13 / 6.1.12 / 6.2.13 / 6.3.9 / 6.4.5 / 6.5.2 or Splunk Light < 6.5.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses and running in the context remote.

Upgrading to version 6.5.2 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 93165) and Tenable (97100). See 91826 and 99165 for similar entries.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.1
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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 97100
Nessus Name: Splunk Enterprise < 5.0.17 / 6.0.13 / 6.1.12 / 6.2.13 / 6.3.9 / 6.4.5 / 6.5.2 or Splunk Light < 6.5.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 100694
OpenVAS Name: Splunk Light DoS Vulnerability
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Upgrade: Splunk 6.5.2


01/25/2017 🔍
02/03/2017 +9 days 🔍
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Advisory: splunk.com
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CVE: CVE-2017-5880 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 93165
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-5880 - Splunk - Multiple Products - Denial of Service Issue

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Created: 02/04/2017 09:53 AM
Updated: 09/01/2020 07:00 AM
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