Security Advisories

ITM Server Blind SQL injection via dbName parameter, CVE-2021-40842

Advisory ID: PFPT-SA-2021-0008

Proofpoint Insider Threat Management Server contains a SQL injection vulnerability in the Web Console. The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation on the database name parameter required in certain unauthenticated APIs. A malicious URL visited by anyone with network access to the server could be used to blindly execute arbitrary SQL statements on the backend database. Version 7.12.0 and all versions prior to 7.11.2 are affected.

Vulnerability Information

This vulnerability is identified by CVE-2021-40842.

The vulnerability has been assigned a CVSS score of 8.1:

CVSS:3.1/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:H

Fixed Software

Proofpoint has released a fix in version 7.12.1 and 7.11.2.

The patched versions are now available through the customer support portal.

Proofpoint on-premises Customers

For on-premise environments that are configured to manually apply releases, install the applicable release as noted above.

You should upgrade your Insider Threat Management (ObserveIT) On-Premise backend to the latest version (DB, Web Consoles. App Servers, Web Cat, Screenshot Optimizers).

ObserveIT Agents can be upgraded based on your maintenance window by following our EOL matrix.

No action is required for Enterprise Protection (PPS) Hardware and Virtual Appliance customers, running supported versions that are configured to deploy releases automatically. Applicable fixes have been automatically deployed.

No mail flow will be interrupted while updates are applied.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Proofpoint Support.

URL

https://www.proofpoint.com/us/security/security-advisories/pfpt-sa-2021-0008

Revision History

Version Description Section Date
1.0 Initial release   Oct 12, 2021

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