‘Hewlett-Packard Data Protector DtbClsLogin Utf8cpy Code Vulnerability’


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Hewlett-Packard Data Protector.’


‘The information has been provided by AbdulAziz Hariri.
The original article can be found at: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-174/


Vulnerable Systems:
 * Hewlett-Packard OpenView Data Protector

Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the function DtbClsLogin defined in the module dpwindtb.dll on Windows and libdplindtb.so on Linux. This function takes user supplied input and copies it directly to a stack buffer. By providing a large enough string this buffer can be overrun and may result in arbitrary code execution dependent on the underlying operating system.

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

CVE Information:

Disclosure Timeline:
2009-10-21 – Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-09-13 – Coordinated public release of advisory’

Categories: UNIX