Secunia Research Advisory

HP OpenView Network Node Manager OpenView5.exe Directory Traversal


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                     Secunia Research 14/04/2008

- HP OpenView Network Node Manager OpenView5.exe Directory Traversal -

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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 OpenView Network Node Manager 7.51

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Less critical
Impact: Exposure of sensitive information
        Exposure of system information
Where:  Local network

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"This software provides a vast amount of automation, including event 
correlation and automated monitoring of your network to improve the 
efficiency and productivity of your IT staff."

Product Link:
http://www.openview.hp.com/products/nnm/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in HP OpenView Network
Node Manager, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose
certain information.

It is possible to download or view arbitrary files by sending a HTTP 
request to the OpenView5.exe CGI application and passing strings 
containing directory traversal sequences to the "Action" parameter.

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5) Solution 

Filter malicious characters or character sequences using e.g. a 
web proxy.

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6) Time Table 

07/01/2008 - Vendor notified.
07/01/2008 - Vendor response.
14/04/2008 - Public disclosure due to disclosure by a third party.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by JJ Reyes, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2008-0068 for the vulnerability

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
https://www.flexera.com/about-us/secunia-research/advisories/sr-2008-4.html

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