Check Point Advisories

HP OpenView Network Node Manager Multiple Buffer Overflows (CVE-2009-4176; CVE-2009-3846)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2009-333
Date Published: 30 Dec 2009
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 21 Mar 2016
Industry Reference:CVE-2009-4176
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description The Network Node Manager (NNM) is an HP OpenView product which manages networks. It determines and displays physical and logical connectivity in networks, as well as information referring to protocols running over the network.Multiple heap buffer overflow vulnerabilities exist in HP OpenView Network Node Manager (NNM). The vulnerabilities are due to a boundary error in ovsessionmgr.exe and ovlogin.exe when processing the 'userid' and 'passwd' parameters sent in an HTTP request.A remote unauthenticated attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities by sending a crafted HTTP request to a target server, potentially causing arbitrary code to be injected and executed in the security context of the SYSTEM user.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update.For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the HP OpenView Network Node Manager Multiple Buffer Overflows protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  HP Products Protection Violation
Attack Information:  HP OpenView Network Node Manager multiple buffer overflows

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