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Multiple vulnerabilities in Quest Kace System Management Appliance

Vulnerability Note VU#877837

Original Release Date: 2019-06-01 | Last Revised: 2019-06-03

Overview

The Quest Kace System Management (K1000) Appliance contains multiple vulnerabilities, including a blind SQL injection vulnerability and a stored cross site scripting vulnerability. It also suffers from misconfigurations in the cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) mechanism and improperly validates source communications.

Description

CVE-2018-5404: The Quest Kace System Management (K1000) Appliance allows an authenticated, remote attacker with least privileges ('User Console Only' role) to potentially exploit multiple Blind SQL Injection vulnerabilities to retrieve sensitive information from the database or copy the entire database. (CWE-89)

CVE-2018-5405: The Quest Kace System Management (K1000) Appliance allows an authenticated least privileged user with ‘User Console Only’ rights to potentially inject arbitrary JavaScript code on the tickets page. Script execution could allow a malicious user of the system to steal session cookies of other users including Administrator and take over their session. This can further be exploited to launch other attacks. The software also 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. 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. (CWE-79)

CVE-2018-5406: The Quest Kace System Management (K1000) Appliance allows a remote attacker to exploit the misconfigured Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) mechanism. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform sensitive actions such as adding a new administrator account or changing the appliance’s settings. A malicious internal user could also gain administrator privileges of this appliance and use it to visit a malicious link that exploits this vulnerability. This could cause the application to perform sensitive actions such as adding a new administrator account or changing the appliance’s settings. (CWE-284)

Impact

An authenticated remote attacker could leverage Blind SQL injections to obtain sensitive data. An authenticated user with "user console only" rights may inject arbitrary JavaScript, which could result in an attacker taking over a session of others, including an Administrator. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could add an administrator-level account or change the appliance's settings.

Solution

Apply an update

Upgrade to KACE SMA Versions 9.1.317 and later.

Vendor Information

877837
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Quest Kace

Notified:  October 04, 2018 Updated:  June 03, 2019

Statement Date:   October 24, 2018

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

Upgrade to version 9.1.317.

Vendor References


CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 9.3 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Temporal 7.3 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 5.5 CDP:N/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

References

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Kapil Khot for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Laurie Tyzenhaus.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2018-5404, CVE-2018-5405, CVE-2018-5406
Date Public: 2019-06-01
Date First Published: 2019-06-01
Date Last Updated: 2019-06-03 15:39 UTC
Document Revision: 59

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