TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

HP Data Protector Notebook Extension Policy Server LogClientInstallation Remote SQL Injection Vulnerabilty

ZDI-11-326: November 7th, 2011


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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of HP Data Protector Notebook Extension. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The flaw exists within the dpnepolicyservice component which exposes a DPNECentral Web Service on TCP port 80. This service contains a method LogClientInstallation which does not properly validate or sanitize the userid field of a user supplied request. This value is later used when constructing a query to fulfill the provided request. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary queries under the context of the service.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2011-06-03 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2011-11-07 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod