HP 3COM/H3C Intelligent Management Center tftpserver opcode_table Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-11-165: May 10th, 2011
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of HP 3com/H3C Intelligent Management Center. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.
The flaw exists within the tftpserver.exe component which listens by default on UDP port 69. When handling the opcode word of a packet the process uses this value as a lookup into a function pointer table. The process then calls into the calculated address. By supplying a large or invalid value a remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the SYSTEM user.
Vendor ResponseHewlett-Packard has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2010-12-01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2011-05-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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