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HP LoadRunner Stack Overflow in 'magentservice.exe' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026515
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-4789   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 31 2012
Original Entry Date:  Jan 12 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 11.00 prior to patch 4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in HP LoadRunner. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted data on port 23472 to trigger a stack overflow in 'magentservice.exe' and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

The vendor was notified on June 3, 2011.

AbdulAziz Hariri reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative.

[Editor's note: This vulnerability was originally reported as affecting HP Diagnostics Server.]

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (HP LoadRunner 11.00 patch 4).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [Full-disclosure] ZDI-12-016 : (0Day) HP Diagnostics Server magentservice.exe Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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ZDI-12-016 : (0Day) HP Diagnostics Server magentservice.exe Remote
Code Execution Vulnerability
January 12, 2012

- -- CVE ID:

- -- CVSS:
10, AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

- -- Affected Vendors:


- -- Affected Products:

Hewlett-Packard Diagnostics Server

- -- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of HP Diagnostics server. Authentication is not
required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the way the HP Diagnostics server
handles incomming packets with 0x00000000 as the first 32-bit value. The
magentservice.exe process listens on port 23472 by default. It will
eventually take that first dword, decrease it by one and use it as a
size value to copy data into a stack buffer. The resulting stack-based
buffer overflow can result in remote code execution under the system user.

- -- Vendor Response:

- -- Mitigation:
HP states that a patch for this vulnerability will be made available to
the public "soon." Until that time, it is recommended that
administrators of Diagnostics Server enabled systems restrict access to
port 23472 to trusted hosts only.

- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-06-03 - Vulnerability reported to vendor

2012-01-12 - 0Day advisory released in accordance with the ZDI 180 day
deadline policy

- -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:

* AbdulAziz Hariri

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