Advisory Details

August 13th, 2013

Hewlett-Packard LoadRunner lrLRIServices ActiveX Control SetOutputDirectory Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-209
ZDI-CAN-1736

CVE ID CVE-2013-4801
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 13127. 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 lrLRIServices ActiveX control. The issue lies in the handling of input to the output directory mutator. By calling this function twice, an attacker can ensure this memory is under control and leverage this situation to achieve remote code execution under the context of the current process.

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
  • 2013-08-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod
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