ZDI-12-096 : HP Data Protector Express Opcode 0x330 Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2012-06-24T00:00:00



ZDI-12-096 : HP Data Protector Express Opcode 0x330 Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-12-096 June 21, 2012

  • -- CVE ID: CVE-2012-0122

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

  • -- Affected Vendors:


  • -- Affected Products:

Hewlett-Packard Data Protector Express

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  • -- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of HP Data Protector Express. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. User interaction is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the dpwinsdr.exe process which listens on TCP port 3817 by default. The process has insufficient bounds checking on user-supplied data copied to a fixed-length buffer on the stack. Remote, unauthenticated attackers can exploit this vulnerability by sending malformed opcode 0x330 message packets to the target, which could ultimately lead to arbitrary code execution under the context of the SYSTEM user.

  • -- Vendor Response:

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

https://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=emr _na-c03229235

  • -- Disclosure Timeline: 2011-11-29 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2012-06-21 - Coordinated public release of advisory

  • -- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by:

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