TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

HP Application Lifecycle Management GossipService SOAP Request Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-262: November 24th, 2013


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Vulnerability Details

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

The specific flaw exists within the web service named GossipServiceSoapBinding. This web service is vulnerable to SQL injection. A remote attacker can leverage this to gain remote code execution under the context of the postgres 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
    2013-11-24 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod