Backdoor in SolarWinds Orion Platform



Published: 2020-12-14 | Updated: 2020-12-16
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID N/A
CWE ID CWE-506
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Orion Platform
Server applications / Remote management servers, RDP, SSH

Vendor SolarWinds

Security Advisory

Updated: 16.12.2020

Updated list if fixed versions.

1) Embedded malicious code (backdoor)

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3: 9.4 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: N/A

CWE-ID: CWE-506 - Embedded Malicious Code

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to the application.

The vulnerability exists due to presence of embedded malicious functionality in the application code (aka backdoor) that allows a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to the application.

According to SolarWinds, Orion Platform software builds for versions 2019.4 HF 5 through 2020.2.1 are affected.

Note, this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild in a supply chain attack and is dubbed SUNBURST.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Orion Platform: 2019.4 HF 5, 2020.2, 2020.2 HF 1, 2020.2.1

CPE External links

https://www.solarwinds.com/securityadvisory

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?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.