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Secunia Research: HP Power Manager "formExportDataLogs" Buffer Overflow

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                     Secunia Research 20/01/2010

       - HP Power Manager "formExportDataLogs" Buffer Overflow -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software 

* HP Power Manager version 4.2.9.

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Moderately critical
Impact: System access
Where:  Local network

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"HP Power Manager is a web-based application that enables 
administrators to manage an HP UPS from a browser-based management 
console. ... A familiar browser interface provides secure access to 
Management Servers anywhere on the network."

Product Link:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/power-
protection/software/power-manager/index.html

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in HP Power Manager, 
which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable 
system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error when processing 
parameters sent to the /goform/formExportDataLogs URL. This can be 
exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via an overly long 
"fileName" parameter.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

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5) Solution

Update to version 4.2.10.

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6) Time Table 

10/11/2009 - Vendor notified.
11/11/2009 - Vendor response.
05/01/2010 - Vendor provides status update.
20/01/2010 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Alin Rad Pop, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2009-3999 for the vulnerability.

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2009-47/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
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