ID CVE-2008-3466
Summary Microsoft Host Integration Server (HIS) 2000, 2004, and 2006 does not limit RPC access to administrative functions, which allows remote attackers to bypass authentication and execute arbitrary programs via a crafted SNA RPC message using opcode 1 or 6 to call the CreateProcess function, aka "HIS Command Execution Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:host_integration_server_2000:-::-:-:client
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:host_integration_server_2000:-::-:-:client
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:host_integration_server_2000:-:sp2:-:-:server
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:host_integration_server_2000:-:sp2:-:-:server
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:host_integration_server_2004:-::-:-:client
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:host_integration_server_2004:-::-:-:client
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:host_integration_server_2004:-::-:-:server
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:host_integration_server_2004:-::-:-:server
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:host_integration_server_2004:-:sp1:-:-:server
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:host_integration_server_2004:-:sp1:-:-:server
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:host_integration_server_2006:-::-:-:-:-:x64
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:host_integration_server_2006:-::-:-:-:-:x64
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:host_integration_server_2006:-::-:-:-:-:x86
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:host_integration_server_2006:-::-:-:-:-:x86
CVSS
Base: 10.0 (as of 14-07-2015 - 12:10)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-287
CAPEC
  • Authentication Abuse
    An attacker obtains unauthorized access to an application, service or device either through knowledge of the inherent weaknesses of an authentication mechanism, or by exploiting a flaw in the authentication scheme's implementation. In such an attack an authentication mechanism is functioning but a carefully controlled sequence of events causes the mechanism to grant access to the attacker. This attack may exploit assumptions made by the target's authentication procedures, such as assumptions regarding trust relationships or assumptions regarding the generation of secret values. This attack differs from Authentication Bypass attacks in that Authentication Abuse allows the attacker to be certified as a valid user through illegitimate means, while Authentication Bypass allows the user to access protected material without ever being certified as an authenticated user. This attack does not rely on prior sessions established by successfully authenticating users, as relied upon for the "Exploitation of Session Variables, Resource IDs and other Trusted Credentials" attack patterns.
  • Exploiting Trust in Client (aka Make the Client Invisible)
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities in client/server communication channel authentication and data integrity. It leverages the implicit trust a server places in the client, or more importantly, that which the server believes is the client. An attacker executes this type of attack by placing themselves in the communication channel between client and server such that communication directly to the server is possible where the server believes it is communicating only with a valid client. There are numerous variations of this type of attack.
  • Utilizing REST's Trust in the System Resource to Register Man in the Middle
    This attack utilizes a REST(REpresentational State Transfer)-style applications' trust in the system resources and environment to place man in the middle once SSL is terminated. Rest applications premise is that they leverage existing infrastructure to deliver web services functionality. An example of this is a Rest application that uses HTTP Get methods and receives a HTTP response with an XML document. These Rest style web services are deployed on existing infrastructure such as Apache and IIS web servers with no SOAP stack required. Unfortunately from a security standpoint, there frequently is no interoperable identity security mechanism deployed, so Rest developers often fall back to SSL to deliver security. In large data centers, SSL is typically terminated at the edge of the network - at the firewall, load balancer, or router. Once the SSL is terminated the HTTP request is in the clear (unless developers have hashed or encrypted the values, but this is rare). The attacker can utilize a sniffer such as Wireshark to snapshot the credentials, such as username and password that are passed in the clear once SSL is terminated. Once the attacker gathers these credentials, they can submit requests to the web service provider just as authorized user do. There is not typically an authentication on the client side, beyond what is passed in the request itself so once this is compromised, then this is generally sufficient to compromise the service's authentication scheme.
  • Man in the Middle Attack
    This type of attack targets the communication between two components (typically client and server). The attacker places himself in the communication channel between the two components. Whenever one component attempts to communicate with the other (data flow, authentication challenges, etc.), the data first goes to the attacker, who has the opportunity to observe or alter it, and it is then passed on to the other component as if it was never intercepted. This interposition is transparent leaving the two compromised components unaware of the potential corruption or leakage of their communications. The potential for Man-in-the-Middle attacks yields an implicit lack of trust in communication or identify between two components.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
metasploit via4
description This module exploits a command-injection vulnerability in Microsoft Host Integration Server 2006.
id MSF:AUXILIARY/ADMIN/MS/MS08_059_HIS2006
last seen 2019-03-31
modified 2017-07-24
published 2008-10-15
reliability Normal
reporter Rapid7
source https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/blob/master/modules/auxiliary/admin/ms/ms08_059_his2006.rb
title Microsoft Host Integration Server 2006 Command Execution Vulnerability
nessus via4
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id SMB_KB956695.NASL
    description The remote host has HIS (Host Integration Server) installed. The remote version of this product is affected by a code execution vulnerability in its RPC interface. An attacker could exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the remote host by making rogue RPC queries.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 34412
    published 2008-10-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34412
    title MS08-059: Microsoft Host Integration Server (HIS) SNA RPC Request Remote Overflow (956695) (uncredentialed check)
  • NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
    NASL id SMB_NT_MS08-059.NASL
    description The remote host has HIS (Host Integration Server) installed. The version of this product contains a code execution vulnerability in its RPC interface. An attacker could exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the remote host by making rogue RPC queries.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 34404
    published 2008-10-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34404
    title MS08-059: Microsoft Host Integration Server (HIS) SNA RPC Request Remote Overflow (956695)
oval via4
accepted 2014-06-30T04:11:14.485-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Sudhir Gandhe
    organization Secure Elements, Inc.
  • name Sudhir Gandhe
    organization Secure Elements, Inc.
  • name Todd Dolinsky
    organization Hewlett-Packard
  • name Pradeep R B
    organization SecPod Technologies
  • name Josh Turpin
    organization Symantec Corporation
  • name Maria Mikhno
    organization ALTX-SOFT
  • name Jeff Albert
    organization DTCC
definition_extensions
  • comment Microsoft Host Integration Server 2006 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5373
  • comment Microsoft Host Integration Server 2004 Client is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5450
  • comment Microsoft Host Integration Server 2004 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5712
  • comment Microsoft Host Integration Server 2004 SP1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5430
  • comment Microsoft Host Integration Server 2004 Client SP1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5939
  • comment Microsoft Host Integration Server 2000 SP2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6119
  • comment Microsoft Host Integration Server 2000 Administrator Client is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5472
description Microsoft Host Integration Server (HIS) 2000, 2004, and 2006 does not limit RPC access to administrative functions, which allows remote attackers to bypass authentication and execute arbitrary programs via a crafted SNA RPC message using opcode 1 or 6 to call the CreateProcess function, aka "HIS Command Execution Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6075
status accepted
submitted 2008-10-14T13:33:00
title HIS Command Execution Vulnerability
version 14
refmap via4
bid 31620
cert TA08-288A
hp
  • HPSBST02379
  • SSRT080143
idefense 20081014 Microsoft Host Integration Server 2006 Command Execution Vulnerability
ms MS08-059
sectrack 1021043
secunia 32233
vupen ADV-2008-2810
saint via4
bid 31620
description Microsoft Host Integration Server SNA RPC authentication bypass
id win_patch_hostintrpcauth
osvdb 49068
title microsoft_his_snarpc_auth_bypass
type remote
Last major update 14-07-2015 - 13:48
Published 14-10-2008 - 20:12
Last modified 12-10-2018 - 17:48
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