Snoopy 1.2.4 exec command injection

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A vulnerability classified as very critical was found in Snoopy 1.2.4. Affected by this vulnerability is the function exec. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a command injection vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-77. The product constructs all or part of a command using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the intended command when it is sent to a downstream component. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Snoopy allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands.

The bug was discovered 07/18/2014. The weakness was disclosed 03/31/2017 by Michail Strokin (oss-sec). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2014-5008 since 07/18/2014. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 11/24/2022). The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1202 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 288 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 83234 (Debian DSA-3248-1 : libphp-snoopy - security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context l.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (83234).




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Class: Command injection
CWE: CWE-77 / CWE-74 / CWE-707

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 83234
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-3248-1 : libphp-snoopy - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 703248
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3248-1 (libphp-snoopy - security update)
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07/18/2014 +15 days 🔍
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05/02/2015 +288 days 🔍
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03/31/2017 +696 days 🔍
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11/24/2022 +2063 days 🔍


Advisory: RHSA-2017:0211
Researcher: Michail Strokin
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CVE: CVE-2014-5008 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 68419 - Snoopy 'exec()' Arbitrary Command Execution Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2014-5008 - Snoopy - Command Execution Issue


Created: 04/01/2017 10:05 AM
Updated: 11/24/2022 10:03 AM
Changes: 04/01/2017 10:05 AM (74), 08/24/2020 10:58 AM (4), 11/24/2022 10:03 AM (4)
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