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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Intelligent Management Center UrlAccessController Filter Authentication Bypass Vulnerability

ZDI-17-161: March 11th, 2017


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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to bypass authentication on vulnerable installations of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Intelligent Management Center.

The specific flaw exists within UrlAccessController. The doFilter method contains multiple ways to bypass authentication if the URI contains specific strings. An attacker can leverage this in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code in the context of SYSTEM.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2016-10-17 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2017-03-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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