TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Shunra Network Virtualization for Hewlett-Packard toServerObject() Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-268: July 24th, 2014


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Network Virtualization

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Hewlett-Packard Network Visualization. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the toServerObject function. The method does not properly sanitize the input to this function allowing for directory traversal. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to write files under the context of SYSTEM and achieve remote code execution.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2014-04-08 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2014-07-24 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod