TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

HP Unified Functional Testing ExGrid SaveXML Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-063: April 8th, 2014


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Unified Functional Testing

Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of HP Unified Functional Testing. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the Exontrol.Grid ActiveX control. The issue lies in the failure to validate the contents of cells before writing them to a file. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2013-09-28 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2014-04-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod