Advisory Details

March 9th, 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise LoadRunner libxdrutil mxdr_string Heap-based Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-160
ZDI-CAN-3933

CVE ID CVE-2017-5789
CVSS SCORE 6.8, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Hewlett Packard Enterprise
AFFECTED PRODUCTS LoadRunner
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 26188. 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 Hewlett Packard Enterprise LoadRunner. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the libxdrutil.dll mxdr_string method. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of the length of user-supplied data prior to copying it to a heap-based buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.

VENDOR RESPONSE Hewlett Packard Enterprise has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://h20565.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-hpesbgn03712en_us
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2016-11-30 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2017-03-09 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Tenable Network Security
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