Executive Summary

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Title Crestron AirMedia AM-100 contains multiple vulnerabilities
Name VU#603047 First vendor Publication 2016-08-01
Vendor VU-CERT Last vendor Modification 2016-08-02
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision M

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 10 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 10 Authentication None Required
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Vulnerability Note VU#603047

Crestron AirMedia AM-100 contains multiple vulnerabilities

Original Release date: 01 Aug 2016 | Last revised: 02 Aug 2016


The Crestron AirMedia AM-100 with firmware prior to version is vulnerable to path traversal and command injection.


CWE-22: Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal') - CVE-2016-5639

A path traversal vulnerability exists in login.cgi (and possibly other binaries in the /home/boa/cgi-bin directory) on the AM-100 embedded web server. The src GET parameter passed to login.cgi specifies the relative path to a file for rendering, such as AwLoginDownload.html. However, the value of this parameter can specify an arbitrary path on the AM-100 filesystem.

CWE-77: Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in a Command ('Command Injection') - CVE-2016-5640

A command injection vulnerability exists in rftest.cgi on the AM-100 embedded web server. The ATE_COMMAND POST parameter specifies the path to a command for the underlying OS to execute. By default, the value of this parameter is /sbin/iwpriv; however, the value of this parameter can be a relative or absolute path to any arbitrary command on the underlying OS.

Crestron AirMedia AM-100 firmware v1.1.1.11 - v1.2.1 are confirmed affected by the researcher. For more information see the researcher's advisory one and advisory two.


An unauthenticated remote user may be able to access arbitrary files from the device filesystem, or execute arbitrary OS commands on the device.


Apply an update

Crestron has released firmware version to address these issues. Affected users should update the firmware of their AM-100 as soon as possible.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Crestron ElectronicsAffected-19 Jul 2016
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  • http://www.crestron.com/products/model/AM-100
  • https://github.com/CylanceVulnResearch/disclosures/blob/master/CLVA-2016-05-001.md
  • https://github.com/CylanceVulnResearch/disclosures/blob/master/CLVA-2016-05-002.md
  • http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/22.html
  • http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/77.html


Thanks to Zach Lanier of Cylance, Inc., for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Garret Wassermann.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs:CVE-2016-5639CVE-2016-5640
  • Date Public:01 Aug 2016
  • Date First Published:01 Aug 2016
  • Date Last Updated:02 Aug 2016
  • Document Revision:22


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Original Source

Url : http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/603047

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
50 % CWE-77 Improper Sanitization of Special Elements used in a Command ('Command Injection')
50 % CWE-22 Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal') (CWE/SANS Top 25)

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Os 3

Alert History

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Date Informations
2016-08-04 00:26:09
  • Multiple Updates
2016-08-03 09:24:58
  • Multiple Updates
2016-08-02 21:23:38
  • Multiple Updates
2016-08-02 00:23:01
  • First insertion