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ZDI-12-003 : HP OpenView NNM webappmon.exe parameter Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
From: ZDI Disclosures <zdi-disclosures () tippingpoint com>
Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 15:10:19 -0600

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ZDI-12-003 : HP OpenView NNM webappmon.exe parameter Remote Code
Execution Vulnerability
January  5, 2012

- -- CVE ID:

- -- CVSS:
10, AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

- -- Affected Vendors:


- -- Affected Products:

Hewlett-Packard OpenView Network Node Manager

- -- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 11943.
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- -- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of OpenView Network Node Manager.
Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within webappmon.exe CGI program. When
processing crafted parameters, there exists an insufficient boundary
check before supplying a format string with the values, causing a stack
overflow. This can lead to memory corruption which can be leveraged to
execute arbitrary code under the context of the target service.

- -- Vendor Response:

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


- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-05-12 - Vulnerability reported to vendor

2012-01-05 - Coordinated public release of advisory

- -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:

* Aniway (Aniway.Anyway () gmail com)

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