Check Point Advisories

HP LoadRunner WriteFileString Directory Traversal - ver 2 (CVE-2013-4798)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-2947
Date Published: 22 Sep 2013
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 15 Dec 2016
Industry Reference:CVE-2013-4798
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A directory traversal and file overwrite vulnerability exists in HP LoadRunner. The vulnerability is due to insufficient input sanitization, which permits directory traversal in the
WriteFileString() method. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to visit a malicious website.

Protection Overview

This protection detects 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 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the HP LoadRunner WriteFileString Directory Traversal - ver 2 protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  HP Products Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  HP LoadRunner WriteFileString Directory Traversal - ver 2

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