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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Application Performance Management System Health UploadManager Servlet Directory Traversal Unrestricted File Upload Vulnerability

ZDI-17-719: September 7th, 2017


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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to create arbitrary files on vulnerable installations of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Application Performance Management System Health. Although authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability, the existing authentication mechanism can be bypassed.

The specific flaw exists within the UploadManager servlet, which listens on TCP port 18080 by default. 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 Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2017-02-01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2017-09-07 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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