Advisory Details

November 6th, 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Intelligent Management Center TopoReqServlet Deserialization of Untrusted Data Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-854
ZDI-CAN-4811

CVE ID CVE-2017-8963
CVSS SCORE 9, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Hewlett Packard Enterprise
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Intelligent Management Center
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 28287. 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 Intelligent Management Center. Although authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability, the existing authentication mechanism can be bypassed.

The specific flaw exists within TopoReqServlet servlet, which listens on TCP ports 8080 and 8443 by default. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in deserialization of untrusted data. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of SYSTEM.

VENDOR RESPONSE Hewlett Packard Enterprise has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-hpesbhf03787en_us
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2017-05-11 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2017-11-06 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Offensive Security
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