Web-based Local Management Interface of IBM Proventia Network Mail Security System appliance (firmware 1.6) is vulnerable to an Insecure Direct Object Reference vulnerability. When exploited by an authenticated attacker, such vulnerability could lead to compromising the security of the appliance, allowing OS command execution, local file inclusion resulting in exposure of appliance configuration files, source code, etc.
The affected resource is not part of the IBM PNMSS firmware 2.5.
By manipulating the l parameter of /sla/index.php resource, an authenticated attacker can perform any of the above attacks.
The following test case can be used to expose internal system configuration for PHP engine:
IBM Proventia Network Mail Security System - virtual appliance (firmware 1.6)
Vendor recommends upgrading to PNMSS firmware 2.5 or later.
Alternatively, please contact IBM for technical support.
2009, November 07: Vulnerabilities discovered and documented
2009, November 08: Notification sent to IBM
2009, November 09: IBM acknowledges receiving the report
2010, September 12: MVSA-10-008 advisory published.
Dr. Marian Ventuneac