Netsweeper WebAdmin unixlogin.php Python Code Injection

Anandhu K A
Published on
16 Jun 2021

Netsweeper offers real-time content tracking and notification for early intervention. Netsweeper through 6.4.3 allows unauthenticated remote code execution because webadmin/tools/unixlogin.php (with certain Referer headers) launches a command line with client-supplied parameters, and allows injection of shell metacharacters.

Mitigation / Precaution

If you are affected by this CVE, you can automatically upgrade the application to the latest edition, or at the very least to 1.5.2.

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Anandhu K A
Anandhu K A
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