Quest NetVault Backup Server < 11.4.5 Process Manager Service SQL Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (ZDI-17-982)

High Nessus Plugin ID 119681


The remote backup server is affected by an SQL injection remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of Quest NetVault Backup Server running on the remote host is prior to 11.4.5. It is, therefore, affected by an SQL injection (SQLi) remote code execution vulnerability in the process manager server due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to inject or manipulate SQL queries in the back-end database, resulting in the disclosure or manipulation of arbitrary data and the execution of arbitrary code.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Quest NetVault Backup Server 11.4.5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119681

File Name: netvault_backup_server_11_4_5.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2018/12/14

Updated: 2019/04/05

Dependencies: 119682

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-17417

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:quest:netvault_backup

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Quest NetVault Backup Server

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-17417

ZDI: ZDI-17-982

IAVA: 2018-A-0408