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Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-140

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-140
Posted Aug 17, 2012
Authored by Tipping Point | Site zerodayinitiative.com

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-140 - This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of McAfee SmartFilter Administration Server. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. The flaw exists within the Remote Method Invocation (RMI) component which is exposed by SFAdminSrv.exe process. This process exposes various RMI services to TCP ports 4444 (JBoss RMI HTTPInvoker), 1098 (rmiactivation), 1099 (rmiregistry). Requests to these services are not authenticated and can be used to instantiate arbitrary classes or to upload and execute arbitrary archives. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the SYSTEM user.

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Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-140

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ZDI-12-140 : McAfee SmartFilter Administration Server SFAdminSrv.exe JBoss
RMI Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-12-140
August 17, 2012

- -- CVE ID:


- -- CVSS:
10, AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

- -- Affected Vendors:
McAfee

- -- Affected Products:
McAfee Smart Filter

- -- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of McAfee SmartFilter Administration Server.
Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The flaw exists within the Remote Method Invocation (RMI) component which
is exposed by SFAdminSrv.exe process. This process exposes various RMI
services to TCP ports 4444 (JBoss RMI HTTPInvoker), 1098 (rmiactivation),
1099 (rmiregistry). Requests to these services are not authenticated and
can be used to instantiate arbitrary classes or to upload and execute
arbitrary archives. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to
execute arbitrary code under the context of the SYSTEM user.

- -- Vendor Response:
McAfee has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details
can be found at:
https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10029

- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-11-21 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2012-08-17 - Coordinated public release of advisory

- -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
* Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod

- -- About the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI):
Established by TippingPoint, The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) represents
a best-of-breed model for rewarding security researchers for responsibly
disclosing discovered vulnerabilities.

Researchers interested in getting paid for their security research
through the ZDI can find more information and sign-up at:

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com

The ZDI is unique in how the acquired vulnerability information is
used. TippingPoint does not re-sell the vulnerability details or any
exploit code. Instead, upon notifying the affected product vendor,
TippingPoint provides its customers with zero day protection through
its intrusion prevention technology. Explicit details regarding the
specifics of the vulnerability are not exposed to any parties until
an official vendor patch is publicly available. Furthermore, with the
altruistic aim of helping to secure a broader user base, TippingPoint
provides this vulnerability information confidentially to security
vendors (including competitors) who have a vulnerability protection or
mitigation product.

Our vulnerability disclosure policy is available online at:

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/disclosure_policy/

Follow the ZDI on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/thezdi

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