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Deserialization of Untrusted Data


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


The Proofpoint Insider Threat Management Server (formerly ObserveIT Server) before 7.9.1 contains a vulnerability in the ITM application server's WriteWindowMouse API. The vulnerability allows an anonymous remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with local administrator privileges. The vulnerability is caused by improper deserialization.

  • LOW
  • NONE

CWE-502 - Deserialization of Untrusted Data

Deserialization of untrusted data vulnerabilities enable an attacker to replace or manipulate a serialized object, replacing it with malicious data. When the object is deserialized at the victim's end the malicious data is able to compromise the victim’s system. The exploit can be devastating, its impact may range from privilege escalation, broken access control, or denial of service attacks to allowing unauthorized access to the application's internal code and logic which can compromise the entire system.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published