Advisory Details

July 12th, 2012

HP OpenView Performance Agent coda.exe Opcode 0x8C Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-12-115
ZDI-CAN-1326

CVE ID CVE-2012-2020
CVSS SCORE 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Hewlett-Packard
AFFECTED PRODUCTS OpenView Performance Agent
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 12448. 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 OpenView Performance Agent. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the coda.exe process which listens on a random TCP port by default. The process trusts a value within a GET request as a size. It then proceeds to copy that many bytes of user-supplied data into a fixed-length buffer on the stack. Remote unauthenticated attackers can exploit this vulnerability by sending malformed message packets to the target, which could ultimately 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:
https://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c03397769
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2011-08-12 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2012-07-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Luigi Auriemma
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