TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Intelligent Management Center imcwlandm SSID Stack-based Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-317: May 3rd, 2017


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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Intelligent Management Center. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the HPE iMC Server service, which listens on UDP port 6666 by default. When parsing the SSID attribute, the process does not properly validate the length of user-supplied data prior to copying it to a fixed-length stack-based buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under 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

    2017-03-01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2017-05-03 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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