AXIS gSOAP Message Handling RCE (ACV-116267) (Devil's Ivy)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 101810


The remote device is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The remote AXIS device is running a firmware version that is missing a security patch. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability, known as Devil's Ivy, due to an overflow condition that exists in a third party SOAP library (gSOAP). An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via an HTTP POST message exceeding 2GB of data, to trigger a stack-based buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code.

An attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability can reset the device to its factory defaults, change network settings, take complete control of the device, or reboot it to prevent an operator from viewing the feed.


Upgrade to the latest available firmware version for your device per the vendor advisory (ACV-116267).

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 101810

File Name: axis_devils_ivy.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2017/07/19

Modified: 2017/12/12

Dependencies: 10092, 10800, 105160

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/07/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9765

BID: 99868

OSVDB: 160087