MVSA-10-008 / CVE-2010-0154 - IBM Proventia Mail Security System - Insecure Direct Object Reference vulnerability Sep 12 2010 07:44PM
marian ventuneac gmail com

Security Advisory: MVSA-10-008 / CVE-2010-0154
Vendor: IBM
Products: Proventia Network Mail Security System
Vulnerabilities: Insecure Direct Object Reference
Risk: Medium
Attack Vector: From Remote
Authentication: Required
Reference: http://www.ventuneac.net/security-advisories/MVSA-10-008


Web-based Local Management Interface (LMI) of IBM Proventia Network Mail Security System appliance (firmware 1.6) is vulnerable to an Insecure Direct Object Reference vulnerability. When exploited by an authenticated attacker, such vulnerability could lead to compromising the security of the appliance, allowing OS command execution, local file inclusion resulting in exposure of appliance configuration files, source code, etc.

The affected resource is not part of the IBM PNMSS firmware 2.5.

By manipulating the l parameter of /sla/index.php resource, an authenticated attacker can perform any of the above attacks.

The following test case can be used to expose internal system configuration for PHP engine:


Affected Versions

IBM Proventia Network Mail Security System - virtual appliance (firmware 1.6)


Vendor recommends upgrading to PNMSS firmware 2.5 or later.
Alternatively, please contact IBM for technical support.

Disclosure Timeline

2009, November 07: Vulnerabilities discovered and documented
2009, November 08: Notification sent to IBM
2009, November 09: IBM acknowledges receiving the report
2010, September 12: MVSA-10-008 advisory published.


Dr. Marian Ventuneac

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