ZDI-11-055: Hewlett-Packard Data Protector Client EXEC_CMD Perl Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2011-02-14T00:00:00


ZDI-11-055: Hewlett-Packard Data Protector Client EXEC_CMD Perl Remote Code Execution Vulnerability


February 7, 2011 - This vulnerability is being disclosed publicly without a patch in accordance with the ZDI 180 day deadline. To view mitigations for this vulnerability please see: http://dvlabs.tippingpoint.com/blog/2011/02/07/zdi-disclosure-hp

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

-- Affected Vendors: Hewlett-Packard

-- Affected Products: Hewlett-Packard Data Protector

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-- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows an attacker to execute remote code on vulnerable installations of the Hewlett-Packard Data Protector client. User interaction is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the filtering of arguments to the EXEC_CMD command. The Data Protector client allows remote connections to execute files within it's local bin directory. By supplying maliciously crafted input to the EXEC_CMD a remote attacker can interact with a Perl interpreter and execute arbitrary code under the context of the current user.

-- Disclosure Timeline: 2009-01-26 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2011-02-07 - Public release of advisory

-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Anonymous

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