Advisory Details

August 13th, 2013

Hewlett-Packard LoadRunner LrWebIEBrowserMgr.dll ActiveX Control FlushSnapshotToFile Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-206
ZDI-CAN-1690

CVE ID CVE-2013-4797
CVSS SCORE 7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Hewlett-Packard
AFFECTED PRODUCTS LoadRunner
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 13125. 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 LrWebIEBrowserMgr.dll ActiveX control. The control exposes the FlushSnapshotToFile method. The method does not properly sanitize the destination path allowing for directory traversal. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to write files and ultimately execute code under the context of the current 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-c03862772
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2013-01-22 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2013-08-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod
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