SRC-2021-0014 : Progress MOVEit Transfer (DMZ) SILHuman FolderApplySettingsRecurs SQL Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

CVE ID: CVE-2021-31827

CVSS Score: 8.8, (/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Vendors: Progress

Affected Products: MOVEit Transfer (DMZ) <= 2020.1 (

Vulnerability Details:

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of MOVEit Transfer. Authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the FolderApplySettingsRecurs function of the SILHuman class. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of the user-supplied parameters when calling the folderapplysubfoldersettings transaction. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the database server.

Vendor Response:

Progress has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline:

  • 2021-03-03 – Sent to Progress

  • 2021-05-11 – Coordinated public release of advisory

Proof of Concept:

Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team