TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Hewlett-Packard Application Information Optimizer Credential Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-14-041: April 3rd, 2014


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Application Information Optimizer

TippingPoint™ IPS Customer Protection

TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 13273. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:

Vulnerability Details

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

The specific flaw exists within the password reset functionality. It is possible for an attacker to reach this function in such a way that the password of a random account on the system will be reset, and both the account name and new password will be returned to the attacker.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2013-12-22 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2014-04-03 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod