HP Virtual User Generator EmulationAdmin Service copyFileToServer Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-13-259: November 24th, 2013
Virtual User Generator
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of HP Virtual User Generator. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists in the handling of requests to the EmulationAdmin web service. This service exposes the copyFileToServer method which contains a directory traversal flaw that allows attackers to create files at arbitrary locations with attacker controlled data. This can be leveraged by an attacker to gain remote code execution under the context of SYSTEM.
Vendor ResponseHewlett-Packard has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2013-04-26 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2013-11-24 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod