Advisory Details

January 10th, 2011

Hewlett-Packard Network Node Manager OVutil.dll Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-11-006
ZDI-CAN-810

CVE ID CVE-2011-0264
CVSS SCORE 10, (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 10768. 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 flaw exists within the ovutil.dll component which is loaded by the webserver listening by default on TCP port 80. When handling the COOKIE variable passed through a GET request, the process blindly copies user supplied data into a fixed-length buffer on the stack. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the SYSTEM service.

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=c02670501
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2010-09-22 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2011-01-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT SilentSignal
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