ZoneMinder Multiple Vulnerabilities Aug 26 2008 12:53PM
filip palian pjwstk edu pl
ZoneMinder Multiple Vulnerabilities

by Filip Palian <filip (dot) palian (at) pjwstk (dot) edu (dot) pl>

Software affected: ZoneMinder <= 1.23.3

Severity: Critical

Description (from the vendor site):

ZoneMinder is an integrated set of applications which provide a complete surveillance solution allowing capture, analysis, recording and monitoring of any CCTV or security cameras attached to a Linux based machine.


ZoneMinder is prone to Command Injection, SQL Injcetion and XSS. All attacks are possible because of lack of user input sanitizing.

I. Command Injection

In the "zm_html_view_events.php" function executeFilter() doesn't validate user input.

In the "zm_html_view_state.php" parameter "run_state" is not validated.

II. SQL Injcetion

In the "zm_html_view_event.php" array "filter" is not validated.


In the "zm_html_view_*.php" multiple XSS exists.


At the moment no fixes were provided by the vendor. As a workaround restricted access to authenticated users only and granting the lowest privileges is suggested.

Disclousre timeline:

18 VI 2008 Vulerability sent to the vendor.

18 VI 2008 Initial vendor response.

26 VIII 2008 Security bulletin released.



Best regards,

Filip Palian.

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