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This analytic monitors access to the /api/v1/configuration/users/user-roles/user-role/rest-userrole1/web/web-bookmarks/bookmark endpoint, a key indicator for both CVE-2023-46805 and CVE-2024-21887 vulnerabilities. It detects potential vulnerabilities by looking for a 403 Forbidden response with an empty body on this endpoint. This detection method is used in both Nmap script and Project Discovery Nuclei, with the latter focusing on systems where XML mitigation for these vulnerabilities has not been applied.

  • Type: TTP
  • Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
  • Datamodel: Web
  • Last Updated: 2024-01-16
  • Author: Michael Haag, Splunk
  • ID: 15838756-f425-43fa-9d88-a7f88063e81a




ID Technique Tactic
T1190 Exploit Public-Facing Application Initial Access
Kill Chain Phase
  • Delivery
  • DE.CM
  • CIS 13
ID Summary CVSS
CVE-2023-46805 An authentication bypass vulnerability in the web component of Ivanti ICS 9.x, 22.x and Ivanti Policy Secure allows a remote attacker to access restricted resources by bypassing control checks. None
CVE-2024-21887 A command injection vulnerability in web components of Ivanti Connect Secure (9.x, 22.x) and Ivanti Policy Secure (9.x, 22.x) allows an authenticated administrator to send specially crafted requests and execute arbitrary commands on the appliance. None
| tstats count min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime from datamodel=Web where Web.url="*/api/v1/configuration/users/user-roles/user-role/rest-userrole1/web/web-bookmarks/bookmark*" Web.http_method=GET Web.status=403 by Web.src, Web.dest, Web.http_user_agent, Web.status, Web.url source 
| `drop_dm_object_name("Web")` 
| `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` 
| `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` 
| `access_to_vulnerable_ivanti_connect_secure_bookmark_endpoint_filter`


The SPL above uses the following Macros:

:information_source: access_to_vulnerable_ivanti_connect_secure_bookmark_endpoint_filter is a empty macro by default. It allows the user to filter out any results (false positives) without editing the SPL.

Required fields

List of fields required to use this analytic.

  • Web.src
  • Web.dest
  • Web.http_user_agent
  • Web.status
  • Web.url

How To Implement

This detection requires the Web datamodel to be populated from a supported Technology Add-On like Suricata, Splunk for Apache, Splunk for Nginx, or Splunk for Palo Alto.

Known False Positives

This analytic is limited to HTTP Status 403; adjust as necessary. False positives may occur if the URI path is IP-restricted or externally blocked. It's recommended to review the context of the alerts and adjust the analytic parameters to better fit the specific environment.

Associated Analytic Story


Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
72.0 90 80 Possible exploitation of CVE-2023-46805 and CVE-2024-21887 against $dest$.

:information_source: The Risk Score is calculated by the following formula: Risk Score = (Impact * Confidence/100). Initial Confidence and Impact is set by the analytic author.


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