TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Hewlett-Packard Intelligent Management Center BIMS UploadServlet Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-238: October 16th, 2013


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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Hewlett-Packard Intelligent Management Center. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the UploadServlet in the Branch Intelligent Management Module. Authentication is not required to access this servlet, which allows a file to be written to the server. By abusing this behavior an attacker can place a file and leverage the situation to achieve remote code execution as 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
    2013-10-16 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod