ZDI-09-081: Hewlett-Packard Power Manager Administration Web Server Stack Overflow Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2009-11-08T00:00:00


ZDI-09-081: Hewlett-Packard Power Manager Administration Web Server Stack Overflow Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-09-081 November 5, 2009

-- CVE ID: CVE-2009-2685

-- Affected Vendors: Hewlett-Packard

-- Affected Products: Hewlett-Packard Power Manager

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

The specific flaw exists in the handling of URL parameters when posting to the login form of the web based management web server. Proper bounds checking is not applied when parsing the Login variable which can result in an exploitable stack overflow. Successful exploitation can lead to complete system compromise under the SYSTEM credentials.

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


-- Disclosure Timeline: 2009-06-25 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2009-11-05 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Janek Vind

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