Vulnerability Alert

HP Data Protector Cell Request Service Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-119: Buffer Errors
IntelliShield ID:31269
Version:1
First Published:2013 October 15 18:15 GMT
Last Published:2013 October 15 18:15 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-2333
BugTraq ID:60309
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Moderate Damage
CVSS Base:10.0 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:8.3
 
Version Summary:HP Data Protector contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code. Updates are available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in HP Data Protector could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is due to a flaw in the Cell Request Service (crs.exe) when parsing packets with opcode 211. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by submitting crafted packets with opcode 211 to a targeted device. When parsed, the packets could cause a buffer overflow condition that the attacker could use to execute arbitrary code in the security context of the SYSTEM user.

Functional code that exploits this vulnerability is publicly available as part of the Metasploit framework.

HP has confirmed the vulnerability in a security bulletin and released software updates.
 
Warning Indicators
HP Data Protector versions 6.20, 6.21, 7.00, and 7.01 are vulnerable when running on HP-UX 11i, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Red Hat, and Solaris platforms.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit this vulnerability, the attacker may need access to trusted, internal networks in which the targeted device may reside. This access requirement reduces the possibility of a successful exploit attempt.
 
Vendor Announcements
HP has released security bulletin c03781657 at the following link: HPSBMU02883 SSRT101227
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on a targeted system in the security context of the SYSTEM user. A successful exploit could result in a complete system compromise.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due insecure use of _swprintf, which is in crs.exe, when parsing packets with opcode 211.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by submitting crafted packets with opcode 211 to a targeted device. When parsed, the packets with opcode 211 could cause a buffer overflow condition that the attacker could use to execute arbitrary code in the security context of the SYSTEM user.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

Administrators may consider using IP-based access control lists (ACLs) to allow only trusted systems to access the affected systems.

Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.

Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
 
Patches/Software
HP has released patches for registered users at the following link: HP Data Protector
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
HPData Protector 6.20 Base | 6.21 Base | 7 .00, .01

Associated Products:
HPHP-UX 11.11/11i Base | 11.23 Base | 11.31 Base




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