#VU49151 Improper Authentication


Published: 2020-12-29 | Updated: 2021-01-05

Vulnerability identifier: #VU49151

Vulnerability risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 9.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-10148

CWE-ID: CWE-287

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Orion Platform
Server applications / Remote management servers, RDP, SSH

Vendor: SolarWinds

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass authentication process.

The vulnerability exists due to an error in when processing authentication requests within the SolarWinds Orion API. If an attacker appends a PathInfo parameter of WebResource.adx, ScriptResource.adx, i18n.ashx, or Skipi18n to a request to a SolarWinds Orion server, SolarWinds may set the SkipAuthorization flag, which may allow the API request to be processed without requiring authentication. This vulnerability could allow a remote non-authenticated attacker to bypass authentication and execute API commands which may result in a compromise of the SolarWinds instance.

Note, this vulnerability is dubbed SUPERNOVA and is being exploited in the wild.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Orion Platform: 2016.1 - 2020.2.1 HF 1


CPE

External links
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/843464
http://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.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.


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