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Security Advisory – FileBound Privilege Escalation Vulnerability


Sense of Security – Security Advisory – SOS-12-010

Release Date. 10-Oct-2012
Last Update. 12-Oct-2012
Vendor Notification Date. 14-Aug-2012
Product. FileBound On-Site
Platform. Windows
Affected versions. 5.4.4 and 6.1.1
Severity Rating. High
Impact. Privilege escalation
Attack Vector. Remote with authentication
Solution Status. Vendor patch
CVE reference. CVE- Not yet assigned



The FileBound On-Site document management application is vulnerable to a privilege escalation attack by sending a modified password request to the FileBound web service.

By modifying the UserID value you can reset the password of any local user in the application without requiring administrative privileges.


Proof of Concept.

Authenticate to FileBound via the following web service method and SOAP request:


After authentication a request can be sent to the following administrators password reset web service method and
SOAP request:


By modifying the UserID value the password can be reset for any existing user in the system. A response code of -1 confirms the password reset was successful.



Install the latest vendor patch.


Discovered by.

Nathaniel Carew from Sense of Security Labs.