ZDI-12-114 : HP OpenView Performance Agent coda.exe Opcode 0x34 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2012-07-16T00:00:00



ZDI-12-114 : HP OpenView Performance Agent coda.exe Opcode 0x34 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-12-114 July 12, 2012

  • -- CVE ID: CVE-2012-2019

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

  • -- Affected Vendors: Hewlett-Packard

  • -- Affected Products: Hewlett-Packard OpenView Performance Agent

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  • -- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of HP OpenView Performance Agent. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the coda.exe process which listens on a random TCP port by default. The process trusts a value within a GET request as a size. It then proceeds to copy that many bytes of user-supplied data into a fixed-length buffer on the stack. Remote unauthenticated attackers can exploit this vulnerability by sending malformed 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-c03397769

  • -- Disclosure Timeline: 2011-08-12 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2012-07-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory

  • -- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by:

  • Luigi Auriemma

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