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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2011-4642 (1 public exploit) in Splunk Web in Splunk 4.2.x before 4.2.5 does not properly restrict use of the mappy command to access Python classes, which allows remote authenticated administrators to execute arbitrary code by leveraging the sys module in a request to the search application, as demonstrated by a cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attack, aka SPL-45172.
Publish Date : 2012-01-03 Last Update Date : 2012-11-06
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Single system (The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeCSRF
CWE ID 352

- Products Affected By CVE-2011-4642

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Splunk Splunk 4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Splunk Splunk 4.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Splunk Splunk 4.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Splunk Splunk 4.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Splunk Splunk 4.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Splunk Splunk 5

- References For CVE-2011-4642 CONFIRM
EXPLOIT-DB 18245 Splunk Remote Root Exploit Author:Gary O'Leary-Steele Release Date:2011-12-15 (multiple) remote
SECTRACK 1026451

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2011-4642

Splunk Search Remote Code Execution
This module abuses a command execution vulnerability in the web based interface of Splunk 4.2 to 4.2.4. The vulnerability exists in the 'mappy' search command which allows attackers to run Python code. To exploit this vulnerability, a valid Splunk user with the admin role is required. By default, this module uses the credential of "admin:changeme", the default Administrator credential for Splunk. Note that the Splunk web interface runs as SYSTEM on Windows and as root on Linux by default.
Module type : exploit Rank : excellent Platforms : Linux,Unix,Windows

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