PT-2018-07: Arbitrary Command Execution in Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

Vulnerable software

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
Version: 17.1.0 and earlier

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

Severity level

Severity level: High
Impact: Arbitrary Command 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-2018-5777

Vulnerability description

The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected an Arbitrary Command Execution vulnerability in Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold.

Vulnerability in Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold, due to TFTP server misconfiguration, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands on the TFTP server, obtain access to all data on the server, and further compromise the network infrastructure.

How to fix

Update your software up to the latest version

Advisory status

21.04.2017 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
22.07.2017 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
28.04.2018 - Public disclosure

Credits

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

References

http://en.securitylab.ru/lab/PT-2018-07
https://www.ptsecurity.com/ww-en/about/news/290284/
https://docs.ipswitch.com/NM/WhatsUpGold2017Plus/01_ReleaseNotes/17PlusSP1/#link4

Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research:

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

About Positive Technologies

Positive Technologies is a leading provider of vulnerability assessment, compliance management and threat analysis solutions to more than 1,000 global enterprise clients. Our solutions work seamlessly across your entire business: securing applications in development; assessing your network and application vulnerabilities; assuring compliance with regulatory requirements; and blocking real-time attacks. Our commitment to clients and research has earned Positive Technologies a reputation as one of the foremost authorities on SCADA, Banking, Telecom, Web Application and ERP security, and distinction as the #1 fastest growing Security and Vulnerability Management firm in 2012, as shown in an IDC report*. To learn more about Positive Technologies please visit www.ptsecurity.com

*Source: IDC Worldwide Security and Vulnerability Management 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares, doc #242465, August 2013. Based on year-over-year revenue growth in 2012 for vendors with revenues of $20M+

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