#VU56414 Improper access control

Published: 2021-11-04 | Updated: 2021-11-24

Vulnerability identifier: #VU56414

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-2021-40539


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Zoho ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus
Client/Desktop applications / Software for system administration

Vendor: Zoho Corporation


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise the affected system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper access restrictions to the "/RestAPI/LogonCustomization" and "/RestAPI/Connection" REST API endpoints. A remote non-authenticated attacker can send specially HTTP requests to the aforementioned REST API endpoints and execute arbitrary code on the system.

Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.

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Vulnerable software versions

Zoho ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus: 6000 - 6113


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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.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.

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