Advisory Details

December 8th, 2009

Hewlett-Packard Application Recovery Manager MSG_PROTOCOL Stack Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-09-091
ZDI-CAN-503

CVE ID CVE-2009-3844
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Hewlett-Packard
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Application Recovery Manager
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 8287. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerability installations of HP Application Recovery Manager. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists in the handling of requests to the OmniInet process listening by default on TCP port 5555. The OmniInet process uses a custom protocol for handling requests. When handling MSG_PROTOCOL (0x010b) packets arbitrary user supplied data is copied to the stack without proper bounds checking. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability can lead to remote code execution under the SYSTEM context.

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=c01943909
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2009-06-25 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2009-12-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Stephen Fewer of Harmony Security (www.harmonysecurity.com)
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