This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of HP StorageWorks File Migration Agent. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists within the HsmCfgSvc.exe service which listens by default on TCP port 9111. When processing FTP archives the process does not properly validate the size of the root path specified and proceeds to copy the string into a fixed-length buffer on the stack. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary remote code under the context of the running service.