TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

(0day) Hewlett-Packard Data Protector Client EXEC_CMD Perl Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-11-055: February 7th, 2011


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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows an attacker to execute remote code on vulnerable installations of the Hewlett-Packard Data Protector client. User interaction is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the filtering of arguments to the EXEC_CMD command. The Data Protector client allows remote connections to execute files within it's local bin directory. By supplying maliciously crafted input to the EXEC_CMD a remote attacker can interact with a Perl interpreter and execute arbitrary code under the context of the current user.

Vendor Response

Hewlett-Packard states:

Disclosure Timeline

    2009-01-26 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2011-02-07 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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