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

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2012-01-09T00:00:00



ZDI-12-003 : HP OpenView NNM webappmon.exe parameter Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-12-003 January 5, 2012

  • -- CVE ID: CVE-2011-3166

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

  • -- Affected Vendors:


  • -- Affected Products:

Hewlett-Packard OpenView Network Node Manager

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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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