2009-4181 | HP OpenView Network Node Manager ovwebsnmpsrv.exe memory corruption (BID-37261 / XFDB-54655)

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9.4 $0-$5k 0.04

A vulnerability classified as very critical has been found in HP OpenView Network Node Manager 7.53 (Network Management Software). This affects an unknown code of the file ovwebsnmpsrv.exe. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Stack-based buffer overflow in ovwebsnmpsrv.exe in HP OpenView Network Node Manager (OV NNM) 7.01, 7.51, and 7.53 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving the sel and arg parameters to jovgraph.exe.

The weakness was released 12/10/2009 by Aaron Portnoy (TippingPoint) with Zero Day Initiative (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2009-4181 since 12/03/2009. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details and a public exploit are known. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/28/2021).

A public exploit has been developed in Python. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is shared for download at securityfocus.com. We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 43142 (HP-UX PHSS_40374 : s700_800 11.X OV NNM7.53 PA-RISC Intermediate Patch 25), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family HP-UX Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 42024 (HP OpenView Network Node Manager Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 8331.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (54655), Vulnerability Center (SBV-24437) and Tenable (43142). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 51112, 51110, 51109 and 51108.




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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 43142
Nessus Name: HP-UX PHSS_40374 : s700_800 11.X OV NNM7.53 PA-RISC Intermediate Patch 25
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Saint ID: exploit_info/openview_nnm_ovwebsnmpsrv_jovgraph
Saint Name: HP OpenView Network Node Manager ovwebsnmpsrv.exe buffer overflow via jovgraph.exe

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08/28/2021 +2355 days 🔍Vendor: https://www.hp.com/

Advisory: securityfocus.com
Researcher: Aaron Portnoy (TippingPoint)
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2009-4181 (🔍)

X-Force: 54655
Vulnerability Center: 24437 – HP OpenView NNM ovwebsnmpsrv.exe SEL or ARG Parameters Remote Code Execution Vulnerability, Critical
SecurityFocus: 37261 – RETIRED: HP OpenView Network Node Manager Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 03/18/2015 15:15
Updated: 08/28/2021 14:59
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