Functional code that demonstrates an exploit of the HP Data Protector OmniInet service remote command execution vulnerability is publicly available.
A vulnerability in the Backup Client Service (omniinet.exe) of HP Data Protector could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input processed by the affected software while handling certain messages. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted EXEC_BAR packet to an affected device. If successful, the attacker could execute arbitrary commands in the security context of the SYSTEM user, which could result in a complete system compromise.
Functional code that exploits this vulnerability is available as part of the Metasploit framework.
HP has confirmed the vulnerability in a security bulletin and released software updates.
HP Data Protector versions prior to 6.21 are affected.
To exploit this vulnerability, it is likely that an attacker would need access to trusted, internal networks to send crafted EXEC_BAR packets to an affected device. This access requirement limits the likelihood of a successful exploit.
The vulnerability has been previously documented in an IntelliShield Activity Bulletin at the following link: 32311
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands on an affected device with elevated privileges. A successful exploit could result in a complete system compromise.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input processed by the omniinet.exe service of the affected software while handling certain messages.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted EXEC_BAR packet to an affected device. If successful, the attacker could execute arbitrary commands in the security context of the SYSTEM user, which could result in a complete system compromise.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.
Administrators are advised to implement an intrusion prevention system (IPS) or intrusion detection system (IDS) to help detect and prevent attacks that attempt to exploit this vulnerability.
Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
OpenView Storage Data Protector
6.10 Base | 6.11 Base | 6.20 Base
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