TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Hewlett-Packard Virtual User Generator EmulationAdmin Service Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-14-100: April 17th, 2014


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Virtual User Generator

Vulnerability Details

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 within the exposed EmulationAdminSoapBinding web service. The issue lies in the handling of several methods resulting in the ability to read, write, and delete arbitrary files. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to leak credential databases or execute code under the context of SYSTEM.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2014-01-06 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2014-04-17 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod