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Published on June 21st, 2019 📆 | 5325 Views ⚑


Sophos XG Firewall 17.0.8 MR-8 Admin Portal /webconsole/Controller dbName privilege escalation

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A vulnerability was found in Sophos XG Firewall 17.0.8 MR-8 (Firewall Software). It has been classified as critical. This affects some unknown processing of the file /webconsole/Controller of the component Admin Portal. The manipulation of the argument dbName as part of a Shell Metacharacter leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability (OS Command Injection). CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-77. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was shared 06/20/2019. It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2018-16117 since 08/29/2018. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. A single authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 06/20/2019).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The entries 136778 and 136780 are related to this item.




VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
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VulDB Base Score: 6.3
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Class: Privilege escalation / OS Command Injection (CWE-77)
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08/29/2018 CVE assigned
06/20/2019 +295 days Advisory disclosed
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CVE: CVE-2018-16117 (🔒)
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Created: 06/20/2019 10:05 PM
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