Advisory Details

January 10th, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Data Protector Backup Client Service Opcode 42 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-003
ZDI-CAN-1905

CVE ID CVE-2013-6194
CVSS SCORE 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Hewlett-Packard
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Data Protector
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute remote code on vulnerable installations of HP Data Protector. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

This specific flaw exists in the Backup Client Service (OmniInet.exe). The Backup Client Service listens on TCP port 5555 for communications between systems in the cell. The process has insufficient sanitization on user-supplied data when handling certain messages. Remote, unauthenticated attackers can exploit this vulnerability by sending a packet to the target that results in a directory traversing arbitrary file write. This vulnerability allows for remote code execution under the context of the SYSTEM 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-c03822422
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2013-06-10 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2014-01-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Brian Gorenc
HP Zero Day Initiative
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