TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Hewlett-Packard Managed Printing Administrator mdbBuildValueBasedSQL() Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-093: May 29th, 2013


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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of HP Managed Printing Administration. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the mdbBuildValueBasedSQL function inside the mdbObjectWrapper class. It is possible for a remote, unauthenticated user to inject arbitrary SQL commands in a GET request which could ultimately lead to arbitrary code execution under the context of the SYSTEM user.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2012-11-19 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2013-05-29 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod