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ZDI-09-085: Hewlett-Packard Operations Manager Server Backdoor Account Code Execution Vulnerability
From: ZDI Disclosures <zdi-disclosures () tippingpoint com>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 17:15:26 -0600

ZDI-09-085: Hewlett-Packard Operations Manager Server Backdoor Account Code Execution Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-09-085
November 20, 2009

-- CVE ID:
CVE-2009-3843

-- Affected Vendors:
Hewlett-Packard

-- Affected Products:
Hewlett-Packard OpenView Operations Manager for Windows

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 9261. 
For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit:

    http://www.tippingpoint.com

-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Hewlett-Packard Operations Manager.
Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists due to a hidden account present within the
Tomcat users XML file. Using this account a malicious user can access
the org.apache.catalina.manager.HTMLManagerServlet class. This is
defined within the catalina-manager.jar file installed with the product.
This servlet allows a remote user to upload a file via a POST request to
/manager/html/upload. If an attacker uploads malicious content it can
then be accessed and executed on the server which leads to arbitrary
code execution under the context of the SYSTEM user.

-- Vendor Response:
Hewlett-Packard has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01931960

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2009-11-09 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2009-11-20 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
    * Stephen Fewer of Harmony Security (www.harmonysecurity.com)

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