Directory traversal vulnerability in ZOHO ManageEngine Desktop Central (DC) before 9 build 90055 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a .. (dot dot) in the fileName parameter in an LFU action to statusUpdate.
Published 2014-10-21 15:55:07
Updated 2020-01-17 22:15:12
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Directory traversalExecute code

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2014-5005

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 100 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2014-5005

  • ManageEngine Desktop Central StatusUpdate Arbitrary File Upload
    Disclosure Date: 2014-08-31
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    This module exploits an arbitrary file upload vulnerability in ManageEngine DesktopCentral v7 to v9 build 90054 (including the MSP versions). A malicious user can upload a JSP file into the web root without authentication, leading to arbitrary code execution as SYSTE

CVSS scores for CVE-2014-5005

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen

CWE ids for CVE-2014-5005

  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.
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References for CVE-2014-5005

Products affected by CVE-2014-5005

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