SpiceWorks 7.5 TFTP - Remote File Overwrite / Upload

EDB-ID: 41825
Author: hyp3rlinx
Published: 2017-04-05
CVE: CVE-2017-7237
Type: Remote
Platform: Windows
Vulnerable App: N/A

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[+] Source: http://hyp3rlinx.altervista.org/advisories/SPICEWORKS-IMPROPER-ACCESS-CONTROL-FILE-OVERWRITE.txt


Spiceworks - 7.5

Provides network inventory and monitoring of all the devices on the network by discovering IP-addressable devices.
It can be configured to provide custom alerts and notifications based on various criteria. it also provides a ticketing system,
a user portal, an integrated knowledge base, and mobile ticket management.

Vulnerability Type:
Improper Access Control File Overwrite / Upload

CVE Reference:

Security Issue:
The Spiceworks TFTP Server, as distributed with Spiceworks Inventory 7.5, allows remote attackers to access the Spiceworks "data\configurations"
directory by leveraging the unauthenticated nature of the TFTP service for all clients who can reach UDP port 69. This allows remote attackers to
overwrite files within the Spiceworks configurations directory, if the targeted file name is known or guessed.

Remote attackers who can reach UDP port 69 can also write/upload arbitrary files to the "data\configurations", this can potentially become a
Remote Code Execution vulnerability if for example an executable file e.g. EXE, BAT is dropped, then later accessed and run by an unknowing
Spiceworks user.

References - released April 3, 2017:


1) Install Spiceworks
2) c:\>tftp -i VICTIM-IP PUT someconfig someconfig
3) Original someconfig gets overwritten


Arbitrary file upload
c:\>tftp -i VICTIM-IP PUT Evil.exe Evil.exe

Network Access:


Disclosure Timeline:
Vendor Notification: March 13, 2017
Sent vendor e.g. POC : March 23, 2017
Request status : March 30, 2017
Vendor reply: "We are still working on this" March 30, 2017
Vendor reply :"Thanks for bringing this to our attention"
and releases basic security note of issue on website : April 3, 2017
April 5, 2017 : Public Disclosure

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