Advisory Details

February 11th, 2013

Hewlett-Packard LeftHand Virtual SAN Appliance Hydra Ping Hostname Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-014
ZDI-CAN-1513

CVE ID CVE-2012-3285
CVSS SCORE 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Hewlett-Packard
AFFECTED PRODUCTS LeftHand Virtual SAN
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of HP LeftHand Virtual SAN Appliance. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The flaw exists within the hydra service, specifically with the LHNModParam component. This process listens on TCP port 13838. When attempting to service an application level ping request, the process fails to properly verify the length of the hostname parameter before copying to a local stack buffer. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the root user.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS 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-c03661318
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2012-03-14 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2013-02-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT e6af8de8b1d4b2b6d5ba2610cbf9cd38
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