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Citrix ShareFile Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

A remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability impacting Citrix ShareFile Storage Zones Controller — to compromise a Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) web server.

The adversary exploited the vulnerability to deploy a webshell that enabled the downloading of additional tools. This incident highlights how PROPHET SPIDER continues to evolve their tradecraft while continuing to exploit known web-server vulnerabilities.


In September 2021, Citrix disclosed a relative path-traversal vulnerability in ShareFile Zones Storage Controller, designated CVE-2021-22941. Shortly thereafter, security researchers demonstrated a proof-of-concept (POC) exploit for the CVE. Based on the known technical details, others were able to reproduce fully weaponized exploits for CVE-2021-22941 that have proliferated since mid-October 2021. The vulnerability allows an adversary to overwrite an existing file on a target server via an uploadid parameter passed in an HTTP GET request.



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