Advisory Details

December 9th, 2009

Hewlett-Packard OpenView NNM nnmRptConfig.exe Template Variable strcat Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-09-097
ZDI-CAN-523

CVE ID CVE-2009-3849
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Hewlett-Packard
AFFECTED PRODUCTS OpenView Network Node Manager
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 8337. 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 OpenView Network Node Manager. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the nnmRptConfig.exe CGI executable accessible via the IIS web server listening by default on TCP port 80. While parsing POST variables this process copies the contents of the Template parameter into a fixed length stack buffer using a strcat call. By supplying a large enough value this buffer can be overflowed leading to arbitrary code execution.

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=c01950877
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2009-07-14 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2009-12-09 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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