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    Hello,

    We have a installation of DNN Platform (Version: 07.03.03 (118)) and our security auditor found a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability that allows an unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands (with server privileges). This is due to an outdated Telerik Version (Telerik Web UI  2013.2.717.40). The issue got CVE-2017-9248 and details can be viewed here: https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-9248

    Is there a way to update/upgrade telerik without upgrading the DNN in order to avoid that vulnerability?



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      Posted By Alexandru Ionescu on 23 Jul 2020 09:11 AM

      Hello,

      We have a installation of DNN Platform (Version: 07.03.03 (118)) and our security auditor found a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability that allows an unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands (with server privileges). This is due to an outdated Telerik Version (Telerik Web UI  2013.2.717.40). The issue got CVE-2017-9248 and details can be viewed here: https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-9248

      Is there a way to update/upgrade telerik without upgrading the DNN in order to avoid that vulnerability?

      You should really upgrade to DNN 9.
      This security vulnerability is not the only issue found since DNN 7 came out.
      And yes you can install newer Telerik DLLs but you will still have the other issues found in DNN 7 to worry about.

       

       



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        Two additional notes.

        1.) Per the security policy please do not post details of security issues here in the forum.  But direct questions to [email protected]

        2.) Upgrading Telerik is actually not easily possible without hundreds of code changes, including a fork to the DNN project due to breaking changes.  You will additionally need your own license

        Mitchel Sellers
        Technology Advisory Group Leader
        CEO @ IowaComputerGurus, Inc. a DNN & .NET Solutions Provider
        Technical Blog: MitchelSellers.com


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          Thank you so much.
          Should the client buy new licenses for upgrade?
          Do you have any ideas about how long will it take?
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