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HP Intelligent Management Center Heap Overflow in 'img.exe' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025583
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-2331   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 3 2011
Original Entry Date:  May 31 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network

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 specially crafted data to 'img.exe' on TCP port 8800 to trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

The original advisory is available at:

The vendor was notified on December 1, 2010.

Luigi Auriemma reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
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-11-170: (0day) HP 3COM/H3C Intelligent Management Center img recv Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-11-170: (0day) HP 3COM/H3C Intelligent Management Center img recv Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

May 31, 2011

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

-- Affected Vendors:

-- Affected Products:
Hewlett-Packard H3C Intelligent Management Center

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 10908. 
For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit:

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

The flaw exists within the img.exe component which listens by default on
TCP port 8800. When handling the a packet type the process uses a user
provided length value in an arithmetic operation resulting in integer
wrapping. The process then copies user supplied data into a fixed-length
buffer on the heap. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to
execute arbitrary code under the context of the SYSTEM user.

-- Vendor Response:
 [May 31, 2011] - This vulnerability is being disclosed publicly
without a patch in accordance with the ZDI 180 day deadline.

-- Mitigation:
As the affected component is the 'core' process for IMC, we recommend
either disabling this service entirely until a vendor patch is available
or denying incoming connections to 8800/tcp, this is the remote vector
into the vulnerable code.

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2010-12-01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2011-05-31 - Public release of advisory

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

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