TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Hewlett-Packard SiteScope SOAP Call runOMAgentCommand Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-205: August 13th, 2013


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Vulnerability Details

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

The specific flaw exists within APIBSMIntegrationImpl's processing of the runOMAgentCommand which can be invoked through SOAP requests without prior authentication. The omHost key can take in a value containing a windows shell command. An attacker can exploit this condition to gain remote code execution as SYSTEM.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2013-01-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2013-08-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod