Vulnerabilities discovered by Carlos Pacho from Talos
Overview Talos is disclosing a denial-of-service vulnerability in the Ocularis Recorder. Ocularis is a video management software (VMS) platform used in a variety of settings, from convenience stores, to city-wide deployments. An attacker can trigger this vulnerability by crafting a malicious network packet that causes a process to terminate, resulting in a denial of service.
Details An exploitable denial-of-service vulnerability exists in the Ocularis Recorder functionality of Ocularis 188.8.131.52. A specially crafted TCP packet can cause a process to terminate, resulting in denial of service.
The VMS_VA server process is listening for incoming TCP connections on a port in the range of 60801-65535. When a client connects to it and sends any unexpected data, the binary will respond with "Hello World!" The binary has a check to see if the receiving data starts with "dispose.” If it does, the server process kills itself. There is no authentication required for this command to go through. Any attacker with network access to the server application can use this to execute a denial-of-service attack.
Ocularis has released patches for versions 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 (https://onssi.com/software-downloads/)
More technical details can be found in the Talos Vulnerability Reports.
Coverage The following Snort rules will detect exploitation attempts. Note that additional rules may be released at a future date, and current rules are subject to change pending additional vulnerability information. For the most current rule information, please refer to your Firepower Management Center or Snort.org.
Snort Rule: 45829