David Morgan and Dominic Beecher of NGSSoftware Ltd have discovered a high risk vulnerability in HP's OpenView Radia Management Portal (RMP) Radia Management Agent (RMA). The vulnerability permits unauthenticated remote execution of arbitrary commands, generally in the context of a high-privileged account (Local System on Windows operating systems), on affected hosts.
HP has developed a patch to fix the problem. More information can be found in their security bulletin HPSBMA01138:
NGSSoftware are going to withhold details about this flaw for three months; full details will be published on 28 July 2005. This three month window will allow HP customers the time needed to test and apply the patch before the details are released to the general public. This reflects NGSSoftware's approach to responsible disclosure.
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