TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Operations Orchestration Central-Remoting Deserialization of Untrusted Data Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-715: September 5th, 2017


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Vulnerability Details

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

The specific flaw exists within the central-remoting servlet. The issue lies in the failure to properly validate user-supplied data, which can result in deserialization of untrusted data. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current process.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2017-03-24 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2017-09-05 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Jacob Baines - Tenable Network Security