PT-2018-09: Code Injection in Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

(PT-2018-09) Positive Technologies Security Advisory
Code Injection in Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

Vulnerable software

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
Version: 17.x and earlier

Link:
https://www.ipswitch.com/

Severity level

Severity level: High
Impact: Arbitrary Code Execution
Access Vector: Remote

CVSS v3:
Base Score: 9.8
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVE: CVE-2018-8938

Vulnerability description

The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected a Code Injection vulnerability in Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold.

A code injection vulnerability in DlgSelectMibFile.asp in Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands and code on the WhatsUp Gold server via a specially crafted SNMP MIB file.

How to fix

Update your software up to the latest version

Advisory status

21.04.2017 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
07.03.2018 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
22.08.2018 - Public disclosure

Credits

The vulnerability was detected by Vyacheslav Moskvin, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)

References

http://en.securitylab.ru/lab/PT-2018-09
https://docs.ipswitch.com/NM/WhatsUpGold2018/01_ReleaseNotes/index.htm

Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research:

https://www.ptsecurity.com/
https://en.securitylab.ru/lab/

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