TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

(0day) Hewlett-Packard Data Protector Cell Manager Service Authentication Bypass Vulnerability

ZDI-11-057: February 7th, 2011


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TippingPoint™ IPS Customer Protection

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Vulnerability Details

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

The specific flaw exists within the Cell Manager Service which listens by default on a random TCP port. The crs.exe process fails to properly validate supplied username, domain, and hostname credentials. A remote attacker can leverage this flaw to execute code on all Data Protector clients.

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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