Sophos Web Appliance up to Report Generator token command injection

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A vulnerability was found in Sophos Web Appliance up to It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown function of the component Report Generator. The manipulation of the argument token with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-77. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 10/19/2017. The weakness was released 03/30/2017 by Russell Sanford (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2017-6184 since 02/21/2017. The attack can be initiated remotely. The successful exploitation requires a single authentication. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

It is declared as highly functional. 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). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 99104, 99105 and 99107.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.3

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
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Status: Highly functional

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Nessus ID: 99237
Nessus Name: Sophos Web Appliance < Multiple Vulnerabilities
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D2Sec: Sophos Web Protection Appliance Reports RCE

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Researcher: Russell Sanford
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-6184 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 97261 - Sophos Web Appliance Multiple Command Injection and Session Fixation Vulnerabilities

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Created: 03/31/2017 10:46 AM
Updated: 12/31/2019 09:57 AM
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