Advisory Details

July 26th, 2013

Hewlett-Packard LoadRunner lrFileIOService ActiveX Control WriteFileBinary Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-182
ZDI-CAN-1671

CVE ID CVE-2013-2370
CVSS SCORE 7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Hewlett-Packard
AFFECTED PRODUCTS LoadRunner
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 12722. 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 LoadRunner. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the lrFileIOService ActiveX control. The control exposes the WriteFileBinary method which accepts a parameter named data that it uses as a valid pointer. By specifying invalid values an attacker can force the application to jump to a controlled location in memory. This can be exploited to execute remote code under the context of the user running the web browser.

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-c03862772
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2013-01-22 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2013-07-26 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod
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