Check Point Advisories

Update Protection against a Command Execution Vulnerability in HP OpenView Node Manager

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2006-012
Date Published: 12 Feb 2006
Severity: High
Last Updated: 8 May 2007
Source: FrSIRT/ADV-2005-1539
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Who is Vulnerable? HP OpenView Network Node Manager version 6.2
HP OpenView Network Node Manager version 6.4
HP OpenView Network Node Manager version 7.01
HP OpenView Network Node Manager version 7.50
Vulnerability Description HP OpenView Network Node Manager (NNM) is a software application designed for management, maintenance and monitoring of networks and network devices. A command execution vulnerability exists in HP OpenView Network Node Manager. An attacker can exploit the vulnerability by supplying a specially crafted URL to the target system.This will result in execution of arbitrary commands in the context of the currently running Web service.
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Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to improper validation of the "connectedNodes.ovpl" script that does not properly filter a specially crafted URI node parameter. This can be exploited by a remote attacker to execute arbitrary shell commands.

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