Advisory Details

September 7th, 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Application Performance Management System Health SHExportToExcel Servlet Directory Traversal Arbitrary File Deletion Vulnerability

ZDI-17-720
ZDI-CAN-4457

CVE ID CVE-2017-13984
CVSS SCORE 6.8, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Hewlett Packard Enterprise
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Application Performance Management System Health
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 27702. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to delete arbitrary files on vulnerable installations of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Application Performance Management System Health. Although authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability, the existing authentication mechanism can be bypassed.

The specific flaw exists within the SHExportToExcel servlet, which listens on TCP port 18080 by default. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of a user-supplied path prior to using it in file operations. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to delete any file accessible to the SYSTEM account.

VENDOR RESPONSE Hewlett Packard Enterprise has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://softwaresupport.hpe.com/km/KM02942065
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2017-02-01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2017-09-07 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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