Advisory Details

March 18th, 2011

Hewlett-Packard Client Automation radexecd.exe Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-11-105
ZDI-CAN-914

CVE ID CVE-2011-0889
CVSS SCORE 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Hewlett-Packard
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Client Automation
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 10841. 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 Client Automation. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The flaw exists within the radexecd.exe component which listens by default on TCP port 3465. When handling a remote execute request the process does not properly authenticate the user issuing the request. Utilities are stored in the 'secure' path which enable an attacker to re-execute an arbitrary executable. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the SYSTEM user.

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=c02750690
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2010-09-23 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2011-03-18 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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