Hewlett Packard Enterprise Intelligent Management Center CommonUtils Directory Traversal Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-17-163: March 11th, 2017
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Intelligent Management Center. Although authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability, the existing authentication mechanism can be bypassed.
The specific flaw exists within CommonUtils. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of a user-supplied path prior to using it in file operations. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of SYSTEM.
Vendor ResponseHewlett Packard Enterprise has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2016-10-17 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2017-03-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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