HP OpenView NNM webappmon.exe CGI Host Header Buffer Overflow VulnerabilityTPTI-09-10: December 9th, 2009
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Vulnerability DetailsThis vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Hewlett-Packard OpenView Network Node Manager. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists within the webappmon.exe CGI application. This process copies the Host header from HTTP requests into a fixed-length buffer located in the .DATA section via a call to strcat(). By specifying a string length within a certain range this buffer can be overflowed leading to arbitrary code execution.
Vendor ResponseHewlett-Packard has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2009-07-16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2009-12-09 - Coordinated public release of advisory