Advisory Details

May 11th, 2010

HP OpenView NNM ovet_demandpoll sel CGI Variable Format String Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-10-081
ZDI-CAN-563

CVE ID CVE-2010-1550
CVSS SCORE 10.0, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
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 9273. 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 HP Network Node Manager. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the ovet_demandpoll.exe process. This process can be started by invoking the webappmon.exe CGI application through the webserver. The process calls vnsprintf() directly with the contents of the 'sel' POST variable. By providing a malicious value this format string vulnerability can be leveraged by remote attackers to execute arbitrary code under the context of the ovet_demandpoll.exe process.

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=c02153379
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2009-10-21 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2010-05-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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