TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Hewlett-Packard Application Information Optimizer Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-042: April 3rd, 2014


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Application Information Optimizer

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 ability to access configuration pages without authentication. The issue lies in a failure to remove files after the initial configuration has occurred. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the user running the service.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2013-10-14 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2014-04-03 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod