Multiple vulnerabilities in HP OpenView NNM 7.53

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2008-04-08T00:00:00


                         Luigi Auriemma

Application: HP OpenView Network Node Manager Versions: <= 7.53 Platforms: Windows (tested), Solaris, Linux, HP-UX Bugs: A] format string in ovalarmsrv B] multiple buffer-overflows in ovalarmsrv C] Denial of Service in ovalarmsrv Exploitation: remote Date: 07 Apr 2008 Author: Luigi Auriemma e-mail: web:

1) Introduction 2) Bugs 3) The Code 4) Fix

=============== 1) Introduction ===============

From vendor's website: OpenView NNM "automates the process of developing a hyper-accurate topology of your physical network, virtual network services and the complex relationships between them. It then uses that topology as the basis for intelligent root cause analysis to enhance network availability and performance."

======= 2) Bugs =======

A] format string in ovalarmsrv

The ovalarmsrv.exe process listening on port 2953 is affected by a format string vulnerability caused by the calling of ov.fprintf_new (which then calls vsprintf) using the final message without a format argument:

"Connection Refused; Data in listener port corrupt: ATTACKER_STRING"

B] multiple buffer-overflows in ovalarmsrv

The same process listens also on port 2954 where are handled some types of requests using specific sscanf formats:

REQUEST_SEV_CHANGE (47): "%d %d %d %[^\n]" REQUEST_SAVE_STATE (61): "%d %[^\n]s" REQUEST_LOCAL (66): "%d" REQUEST_RESTORE_STATE (62): "%d %s" REQUEST_SAVE_DIR (63):

As visible by the previous format arguments there are no checks on the length of the client string handled by the requests 47, 61 and 62 which can be used to exploit a stack based buffer-overflow vulnerability using a string parameter longer than 512 bytes.

C] Denial of Service in ovalarmsrv

Another problem of the ovalarmsrv service is that it can be easily freezed with CPU at 100% and without the possibility of handling further requests on port 2953/2954 simply sending some invalid values.

=========== 3) The Code ===========

A] echo %n%n%s%n%n%s | nc SERVER 2953 -v -v

B] echo 62 AAAAAAAAAAAAA...512_'A's...AAAAAAAAAAAAA | nc SERVER 2954 -v -v

C] echo 47 1 2 what_you_want | nc SERVER 2954 -v -v -w 1

====== 4) Fix ======

No fix

Luigi Auriemma