53235 : HP OpenView Network Node Manager (OV NNM) OpenView5.exe Arbitrary Code Execution
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<em style='font-weight:bold;'>(Description Provided by <a href="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2008-4559" target="_blank">CVE</a>)</em> : HP OpenView Network Node Manager (OV NNM) 7.01, 7.51, and 7.53 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via shell metacharacters in argument fields to the (1) webappmon.exe or (2) OpenView5.exe CGI program. NOTE: this issue may be partially covered by CVE-2009-0205.


Location: Remote / Network Access
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Patch / RCS
Exploit: Exploit Private, Exploit Commercial
Disclosure: Vendor Verified
OSVDB: Web Related


HP has released a patch to address this vulnerability. Additionally, it is possible to temporarily work around the flaw by implementing the following workaround: By default, the NNM CGI applications do not require a user to be authenticated. By changing the session.conf file and setting UserLogin to ON, it is possible to require valid credentials in order to run. The 'ovhtpasswd' application can then be used to add valid credentials to the password file.


Unknown or Incomplete



CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 10.0
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2009-02-09 | Disagree?

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