Vulnerability title: Vertical Privilege Escalation in Symmetricom s350i
|Reported by:||Mike Emery|
The Team discovered that unauthenticated user could access web application functionality and content for higher privilege users. This issue affected all the functionality within the application. The issue resides in the code that pushes unauthenticated users back to the login page, in that it does not prevent the unauthenticated request from being processed.
Note: Whilst the application correctly detects whether the user making the request has successfully authenticated and has a valid session, it continues to process the users’ request even having detected that a user is not logged in.
This type of privilege escalation occurs when a user or process is able to obtain a higher level of access than an administrator or system developer intended. In addition, a lack of input validation could enable an attacker to exploit any flaw allowing unauthorised code to run with application privileges.
Exploit code is not required
|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
|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
|01/09/2014||In discussion with vendor following a period of non-response|
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