TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Hewlett-Packard Network Node Manager ovopi.dll Command 685 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-343: 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 UDP port 696. When parsing command number 685, the process blindly copies user supplied data which can be used to overwrite a vtable or any arbitrary address. 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

    2014-07-24 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2014-10-01 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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