TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

HP PCM+ AgentController Servlet Command Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-228: September 11th, 2013


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    PCM Plus

Vulnerability Details

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

The specific flaws exist within the Agent servlet. This servlet is vulnerable to a command injection vulnerability when processing HEAD requests. A remote attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute remote code 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

    2013-02-22 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2013-09-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod