TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Hewlett-Packard Network Node Manager ovopi.dll Option -D Stack Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-339: October 1st, 2014


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Network Node Manager

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Vulnerability Details

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

The specific flaw exists within ovopi.dll which listens by default on a UDP port 696. When parsing option -D, the process blindly copies user supplied data into a fixed-length stack buffer. A remote attacker can abuse this to execute remote code under the context of the SYSTEM user.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2014-03-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2014-10-01 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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