Hewlett Packard Enterprise Vertica validateAdminConfig Remote Command Injection Vulnerability

ID ZDI-16-244
Type zdi
Reporter agix
Modified 2016-11-09T00:00:00


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Vertica. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the validateAdminConfig handler. By providing an mcPort parameter containing command injection, an attacker can execute arbitrary commands as root.