Advisory Details

August 29th, 2012

(0Day) HP SiteScope SOAP Call getSiteScopeConfiguration Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-12-173
ZDI-CAN-1461

CVE ID
CVSS SCORE 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Hewlett-Packard
AFFECTED PRODUCTS SiteScope
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 12484. 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 SiteScope. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists because HP SiteScope allows unauthenticated SOAP calls to be made to the SiteScope service. One of those calls is getSiteScopeConfiguration() which will return the current configuration of the server including the administrator login and password information. A remote attacker could abuse this vulnerability to login to SiteScope with administrative privileges then execute arbitrary code through the underlying functionality.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS


This vulnerability is being disclosed publicly without a patch in accordance with the ZDI 180 day deadline.

-- Mitigation:
Given the stated purpose of SiteScope, and the nature of the vulnerability, the only salient mitigation strategy is to restrict interaction with the service to trusted machines. Only the clients and servers that have a legitimate procedural relationship with the HP SiteScope service should be permitted to communicate with it. This could be accomplished in a number of ways, most notably with firewall rules/whitelisting. These features are available in the native Windows Firewall, as described in http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725770%28WS.10%29.aspx and numerous other Microsoft Knowledge Base articles.


DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2011-12-22 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2012-08-29 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod
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