Sophos Web Appliance up to Report Generator command injection

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A vulnerability was found in Sophos Web Appliance up to and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown code block of the component Report Generator. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-77. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 03/30/2017. The weakness was shared 03/30/2017 by Russell Sanford (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2017-6182 since 02/21/2017. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

A public exploit has been developed by xort in Python and been published 4 months after the advisory. It is declared as highly functional. The exploit is available at The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 99237 (Sophos Web Appliance < Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Misc. and running in the context remote. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 87285 (Sophos Secure Web Appliance Multiple Vulnerabilities).

Upgrading to version 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 97261) and Tenable (99237). The entries 99105, 99106 and 99107 are related to this item.




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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
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Access: Public
Status: Highly functional
Author: xort
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Nessus ID: 99237
Nessus Name: Sophos Web Appliance < Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Researcher: Russell Sanford
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2017-6182 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 97261 - Sophos Web Appliance Multiple Command Injection and Session Fixation Vulnerabilities

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Created: 03/31/2017 10:45 AM
Updated: 10/31/2019 08:48 AM
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