CodeMeter < 7.10a Multiple Vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 140696
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A web application on the remote host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version, the CodeMeter WebAdmin server installed on the remote host is prior to 7.10a. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- Multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities exist where the packet parser mechanism does not verify length fields. An attacker could send specially crafted packets to exploit these vulnerabilities. (CVE-2020-14509)

- Protocol encryption can be easily broken and the server accepts external connections, which may allow an attacker to remotely communicate with the CodeMeter API. (CVE-2020-14517)

- Use of the internal WebSockets API via a specifically crafted Java Script payload, which may allow alteration or creation of license files when combined with CVE-2020-14515. (CVE-2020-14519)


Upgrade to CodeMeter 7.10a (7.10.4196.501) or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 140696

File Name: codemeter_webadmin_7_10a.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 9/21/2020

Updated: 7/26/2021

Dependencies: codemeter_webadmin_detect.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-14509


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wibu:codemeter_runtime

Required KB Items: installed_sw/CodeMeter

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/4/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/4/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-14509, CVE-2020-14517, CVE-2020-14519