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HP Intelligent Management Center 'iNodeMngChecker.exe' Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027430
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-3254   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 30 2012
Original Entry Date:  Aug 23 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in HP Intelligent Management Center. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted 0x0A0BF007 packet type to the 'iNodeMngChecker.exe' service on TCP port 9090 to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with System privileges.

The vendor was notified on November 4, 2011.

An anonymous researcher and Luigi Auriemma reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (iNode PC 5.1 E0304).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [Full-disclosure] ZDI-12-163 : (0Day) HP iNode Management Center iNodeMngChecker.exe Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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ZDI-12-163 : (0Day) HP iNode Management Center iNodeMngChecker.exe Remote
Code Execution Vulnerability
August 22, 2012

- -- CVE ID:

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

- -- Affected Vendors:

- -- Affected Products:
Hewlett-Packard  iNode Management Center

- -- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of HP H3C/3Com iNode Management Center.
Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The flaw exists within the iNOdeMngChecker.exe component which listens by
default on TCP port 9090. When handling the 0x0A0BF007 packet type the
process blindly copies user supplied data into a fixed-length buffer on the
stack. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute
arbitrary code under the context of the SYSTEM user.

- -- Vendor Response:
This vulnerability is being disclosed publicly without a patch in
accordance with the ZDI 180 day deadline.

- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-11-04 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2012-08-22 - 0Day advisory released in accordance with the ZDI 180 day
deadline policy

- -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
* Anonymous
* Luigi Auriemma

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