Advisory Details

January 31st, 2011

HP OpenView Performance Insight Server Backdoor Account Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-11-034
ZDI-CAN-606

CVE ID CVE-2011-0276
CVSS SCORE 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Hewlett-Packard
AFFECTED PRODUCTS OpenView Performance Insight
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 9256. 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 Performance Insight Server. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific vulnerability is due to a hidden account present within the com.trinagy.security.XMLUserManager Java class. Using this account a malicious user can access the com.trinagy.servlet.HelpManagerServlet class. This is defined within the piweb.jar file installed with Performance Insight. This class exposes a doPost() method which an attacker can use to upload malicious files to the server. Accessing these files can then lead to arbitrary code execution under the context of the SYSTEM user.

VENDOR RESPONSE 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=c02695453
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2009-10-27 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2011-01-31 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Stephen Fewer of Harmony Security (www.harmonysecurity.com)
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