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Secunia Research: VMTurbo Operation Manager "fileDate" Command Injection Vulnerability

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                    Secunia Research 25/07/2014

 VMTurbo Operation Manager "fileDate" Command Injection Vulnerability
		  
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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software

* VMTurbo Operation Manager versions 4.5 and 4.6.

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Moderately critical
Impact: System access
Where:  From local area network

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"Operations Manager is a control system that continuously and 
automatically optimizes virtual environments to make workloads
performant and hardware highly utilized. The system continuously
analyzes real-time performance metrics, capacity, system constraints
and service level priorities to determine and implement resource
configurations and workload placement."

Product Link:
http://vmturbo.com/product/operations-management-software/
 
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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in VMTurbo Operations
Manager, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a
vulnerable system.

Input passed via the "fileDate" GET parameter to /cgi-bin/vmtadmin.cgi
(when "callType" is set to "DOWN" and "actionType" is set to
"GETBRAND", "GETINTEGRATE", "FULLBACKUP", "CFGBACKUP", "EXPORTBACKUP",
"EXPERTDIAGS", or "EXPORTDIAGS") is not properly sanitised before
being used to execute commands. This can be exploited to inject and
execute arbitrary shell commands with privileges of the "wwwrun" user.

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5) Solution 

Update to version 4.6-28657.

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6) Time Table 

16/06/2014 - Request for Security contact.
17/06/2014 - Vendor reply with contact details.
19/06/2014  Vendor notified with vulnerability details.
27/06/2014 - Vendor requests delay until 14th July.
01/07/2014 - Preliminary release date adjusted to 14th July, 2014.
16/07/2014 - Request for status update.
16/07/2014 - Vendor reply with draft of KB article.
17/07/2014  Vendor releases update.
18/07/2014  Vendor provides KB article.
25/07/2014  Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Emilio Pinna, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned
the CVE-2014-5073 identifier for the vulnerability.
 
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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2014-8/

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