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

high 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: High

ID: 101810

File Name: axis_devils_ivy.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 7/19/2017

Updated: 5/20/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-9765


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:genivia:gsoap

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/18/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/18/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9765

BID: 99868