VDB-99527 · CVE-2016-5078 · OpenVAS 802041

Paessler PRTG up to SNMP cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in Paessler PRTG up to (Network Management Software) and classified as problematic. This issue affects an unknown functionality of the component SNMP. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-79. The software does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. Impacted is integrity.

The bug was discovered 09/07/2016. The weakness was disclosed 04/10/2017 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at community.rapid7.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2016-5078 since 05/26/2016. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1059.007 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 214 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 101920 (Fedora 24 : qt5-qtwebengine (2017-98bed96d12)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks and running in the context l.

Upgrading to version eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 4 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (101920). The entries 99522, 99523, 99524 and 99525 are pretty similar.





CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.2
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 101920
Nessus Name: Fedora 24 : qt5-qtwebengine (2017-98bed96d12)
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OpenVAS ID: 802041
OpenVAS Name: PRTG Network Monitor XSS Vulnerability
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: PRTG


05/26/2016 🔍
09/07/2016 +104 days 🔍
04/09/2017 +214 days 🔍
04/10/2017 +1 days 🔍
04/10/2017 +0 days 🔍
07/23/2017 +104 days 🔍
07/24/2017 +1 days 🔍
11/28/2022 +1953 days 🔍


Advisory: FEDORA-2017-98bed96d12
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2016-5078 (🔍)
OSVDB: - CVE-2016-5078 - Paessler - PRTG - Cross-Site Scripting Issue

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Created: 04/10/2017 10:00 AM
Updated: 11/28/2022 08:43 AM
Changes: 04/10/2017 10:00 AM (73), 08/28/2020 12:02 PM (3), 11/28/2022 08:43 AM (4)
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