TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Application Performance Management System Health Authentication Bypass Vulnerability

ZDI-17-722: September 7th, 2017


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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to escalate privileges on vulnerable installations of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Application Performance Management System Health. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the configuration of the System Health service, which listens on TCP port 18080 by default. By submitting a crafted request, an attacker can bypass authentication to access the web application. 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

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


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