A Vulnerability in SonicWall SMA 100 Series Could Allow for SQL Injection

MS-ISAC ADVISORY NUMBER:

2021-020

DATE(S) ISSUED:

02/04/2021

OVERVIEW:

A vulnerability has been discovered in the SonicWall SMA 100 Series, which could allow for SQL injection. The SonicWall SMA 100 Series is a unified secure access gateway that enables organizations to provide access to any application, anytime, from anywhere and any devices, including managed and unmanaged. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in SQL injection, which enables the retrieval of admin credentials. Afterwards, this retrieval can pivot into a remote-code execution attack. Depending on the privileges associated with the application, an attacker could install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

THREAT INTELLIGENCE:

There are currently reports of this vulnerability being exploited in the wild as per NCCGroup.

SYSTEMS AFFECTED:

  • SonicWall SMA 200, SMA 210, SMA 400, SMA 410
  • SonicWall SMA 500v (Azure, AWS, ESXi, HyperV)

RISK:

Government:
Large and medium government entitiesHIGH
Small governmentHIGH
Businesses:
Large and medium business entitiesHIGH
Small business entitiesHIGH
Home Users:
LOW

TECHNICAL SUMMARY:

A vulnerability has been discovered in the SonicWall SMA 100 Series, which could allow for SQL injection. The improper SQL command neutralization in the SonicWall SSLVPN SMA100 product enables the execution of SQL commands of the attacker’s choosing.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in SQL injection, which enables the retrieval of admin credentials. Afterwards, this retrieval can pivot into a remote-code execution attack. Depending on the privileges associated with the application, an attacker could install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

We recommend the following actions be taken:

  • Apply the patched version of the SMA 10.x firmware to vulnerable systems immediately after appropriate testing.
  • Apply appropriate countermeasures recommended by SonicWall within their advisory
  • Apply the Principle of Least Privilege to all systems and services.

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