SolarWinds Orion Platform < 2020.2.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 148180
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An application running on the remote host is affected by Multiple Vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the version of SolarWinds Orion Platform is prior to 2020.2.5. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- A reverse tabnabbing and open redirect vulnerability was found in the custom menu item options page. This vulnerability requires an Orion administrator account to exploit this. (CVE-2021-3109)

- A stored XSS vulnerability was found in the add custom tab within the customize view page. This vulnerability requires Orion administrator account to exploit this. (CVE-2020-35856)

- A remote code execution vulnerability has been found via the test alert actions. An Orion authenticated user is required to exploit this issue via actions and JSON deserialization to execute arbitrary commands.

- A remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability exists in the Job Scheduler. An authenticated attacker can exploit this issue to achieve authenticated RCE as Administrator. In order to exploit this, an attacker first needs to know the credentials of an unprivileged local account on the Orion Server.

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


Upgrade to SolarWinds Orion Platform 2020.2.5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 148180

File Name: solarwinds_orion_2020_2_5.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: combined

Agent: windows

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 3/26/2021

Updated: 4/1/2021

Dependencies: solarwinds_orion_npm_detect.nasl, solarwinds_orion_installed.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: manual

CVSS Score Rationale: Score based on analysis of the vendor advisory


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:solarwinds:orion_platform

Required KB Items: installed_sw/SolarWinds Orion Core

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/25/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/25/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-35856, CVE-2021-3109

IAVA: 2021-A-0151