Spoofing attack in Splunk Enterprise and Light

Published: 2017-06-27
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Splunk Light
Server applications / IDS/IPS systems, Firewalls and proxy servers

Splunk Enterprise
Server applications / IDS/IPS systems, Firewalls and proxy servers

Vendor Splunk Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Spoofing attack


Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]


CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper input validation

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform spoofing attack.

The vulnerability exists due to improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page, trick the victim into visiting it and conduct URL spoofing attacks.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in error message content spoofing.


Update Splunk Enterprise to version 5.0.19, 6.0.15, 6.1.14, 6.2.14, 6.3.11, 6.4.7, 6.5.3.
Update Splunk Light to version 6.5.3.

Vulnerable software versions

Splunk Light: 6.5.0 - 6.5.2

Splunk Enterprise: 5.0.0 - 6.5.2

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.