AlienVault OSSIM get_fqdn() RCE

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 100381


A security suite application hosted on the remote web server is affected by a remote command execution vulnerability.


The version of AlienVault Open Source Security Information Management (OSSIM) running on the remote host is affected by a flaw in the get_fqdn() API function due to improper sanitization of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary commands.


Upgrade to AlienVault OSSIM version 5.3.6 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 100381

File Name: ossim_get_fqdn_rce_5_3_6.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2017/05/24

Modified: 2017/08/15

Dependencies: 100382, 42336

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:alienvault:open_source_security_information_management

Required KB Items: installed_sw/ossim, Services/AlienVault OSSIM REST API

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/02/07

Reference Information

OSVDB: 156312

EDB-ID: 41884