‘HP OpenView Network Node Manager jovgraph.exe displayWidth Code Execution Vulnerability’


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Hewlett-Packard OpenView Network Node Manager


‘The original article can be found at: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-11-003/


Vulnerable Systems:
 * Hewlett-Packard OpenView Network Node Manager

The specific flaw exists within jovgraph.exe, a Java-based grapher that extends the SNMP Data Presenter to include xnmgraph-like applications created by the application builder. The vulnerability occurs within jovgraph when processing malformed displayWidth option passed from the arg parameter to the CGI program. A remote unauthenticated attacker can send a crafted HTTP request to the target host to exploit this vulnerability. Successful attack could allow for arbitrary code being injected and executed with the privileges of the affected process, normally Internet Guest Account on Windows platforms.

Patch Availability:
Hewlett-Packard has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c02670501

CVE Information:

Disclosure Timeline:
2010-09-14 – Vulnerability reported to vendor
2011-01-10 – Coordinated public release of advisory’

Categories: Windows