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HP OpenView Network Node Manager "ovalarmsrv" Integer Overflow



Secunia Research: HP OpenView Network Node Manager "ovalarmsrv" Integer Overflow
Secunia Research: HP OpenView Network Node Manager "ovalarmsrv" Integer Overflow



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                     Secunia Research 28/04/2009

 - HP OpenView Network Node Manager "ovalarmsrv" Integer Overflow -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software 

* HP Network Node Manager 7.53

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Moderately critical
Impact: System compromise
Where:  Local network

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"This software provides a vast amount of automation, including event 
correlation and automated monitoring of your network to improve the 
efficiency and productivity of your IT staff."

Product Link:
http://www.openview.hp.com/products/nnm/ 

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in HP OpenView Network
Node Manager, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise
a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an integer overflow in 
ovalarmsrv.exe and can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer 
overflow via specially crafted commands sent to port 2954/TCP.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

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5) Solution 

Apply patches.

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6) Time Table 

08/09/2008 - Vendor notified.
08/09/2008 - Vendor response.
09/10/2008 - Status update requested.
17/10/2008 - Vendor provides status update.
31/03/2009 - Status update requested.
07/04/2009 - Vendor provides status update.
20/04/2009 - Vendor provides status update.
28/04/2009 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Dyon Balding, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2008-2438 for the vulnerability.

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9) About Secunia

Secunia offers vulnerability management solutions to corporate
customers with verified and reliable vulnerability intelligence
relevant to their specific system configuration:

http://secunia.com/advisories/business_solutions/ 

Secunia also provides a publicly accessible and comprehensive advisory
database as a service to the security community and private 
individuals, who are interested in or concerned about IT-security.

http://secunia.com/advisories/ 

Secunia believes that it is important to support the community and to
do active vulnerability research in order to aid improving the 
security and reliability of software in general:

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/ 

Secunia regularly hires new skilled team members. Check the URL below
to see currently vacant positions:

http://secunia.com/corporate/jobs/ 

Secunia offers a FREE mailing list called Secunia Security Advisories:

http://secunia.com/advisories/mailing_lists/ 

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2008-38/ 

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/ 

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