CVE-2020-27733: Zoho Manage Engine - SQL injection

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1.1        Vulnerability Summary

Zoho ManageEngine Applications Manager before 14 build 14880 allows an authenticated SQL Injection via a crafted Alarmview request.

CVE-2020-27733: Zoho Manage Engine (SQL Injection). Virsec Risk Index: 77%

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1.2        CVSS Score

The CVSS Base score of this vulnerability is 8.8 high as per NVD. CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

1.3        Affected Version

Zoho ManageEngine Applications Manager before 14 build 14880.

1.4        Vulnerability Attribution

This vulnerability is disclosed by MITRE.

1.5        Risk Impact

ManageEngine, a division of Zoho Corporation makes enterprise IT management software for IT administrators and IT managers working in small, medium, and large enterprises. 38% of the large companies use Manage Engine for their IT management.

Distribution of Companies

Any exploit of this vulnerabilities could lead to exposure of all sensitive data that resides in the database, including all employee sensitive information.

1.6        Virsec Security Platform (VSP) Support:

VSP-Web capability can detect such a SQL injection attack and prevent this attack from being exploited.

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