Advisory Details

November 5th, 2009

Hewlett-Packard Power Manager Administration Web Server Stack Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-09-081
ZDI-CAN-492

CVE ID CVE-2009-2685
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Hewlett-Packard
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Power Manager
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 8314. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Hewlett-Packard Power Manager. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists in the handling of URL parameters when posting to the login form of the web based management web server. Proper bounds checking is not applied when parsing the Login variable which can result in an exploitable stack overflow. Successful exploitation can lead to complete system compromise under the SYSTEM credentials.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Hewlett-Packard has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01905743
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2009-06-25 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2009-11-05 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Janek Vind
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