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.
This vulnerability is identified by CVE-2021-40842.
The vulnerability has been assigned a CVSS score of 8.1:
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.
|1.0||Initial release||Oct 12, 2021|
THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND DOES NOT IMPLY ANY KIND OF GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE. YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION ON THE DOCUMENT OR MATERIALS LINKED FROM THE DOCUMENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. PROOFPOINT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR UPDATE THIS DOCUMENT AT ANY TIME.
A standalone copy or paraphrase of the text of this document that omits the distribution URL is an uncontrolled copy and may lack important information or contain factual errors. The information in this document is intended for authorized subscribers to Proofpoint products and services.