[Full-disclosure] ZDI-11-056: Hewlett-Packard Data Protector Client EXEC_SETUP Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
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Mon Feb 7 23:18:46 GMT 2011
ZDI-11-056: Hewlett-Packard Data Protector Client EXEC_SETUP Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
February 7, 2011 - This vulnerability is being disclosed publicly without a patch in accordance with the ZDI 180 day deadline. To view mitigations for this vulnerability please see: http://dvlabs.tippingpoint.com/blog/2011/02/07/zdi-disclosure-hp
-- Affected Vendors:
-- Affected Products:
Hewlett-Packard Data Protector
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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 implementation of the EXEC_SETUP
command. This command instructs a Data Protector client to download and
execute a setup file. A malicious attacker can instruct the client to
access a file off of a share thus executing arbitrary code under the
context of the current user.
-- Disclosure Timeline:
2009-01-26 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2011-02-07 - Public release of advisory
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