Vulnerability Note VU#859230

HP Business Service Management 9.12 remote code execution vulnerability

Original Release date: 16 May 2012 | Last revised: 16 May 2012


The HP Business Service Management (HPBSM) application contains a remote code execution vulnerability. Version 9.12 has been reported to be affected but other versions may also be affected.


HPBSM uses the JBOSS application server. In the default configuration, HPBSM contains open ports that may be accessed by an unauthenticated attacker. The attacker can upload a jsp-shell as a .war file and have the JBOSS application server deploy it as a service. In the default configuration, this attacker shell will run with SYSTEM privileges.


An unauthenticated attacker may be able to deploy a backdoor shell with SYSTEM privileges.


We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem. Please consider the following workarounds.

Restrict Access

Implement appropriate firewall rules to block traffic from untrusted sources to TCP ports 4444, 1098, and 1099.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Hewlett-Packard CompanyAffected02 Apr 201214 May 2012
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 10.0 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Temporal 9.0 E:H/RL:U/RC:UC
Environmental 9.0 CDP:ND/TD:ND/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to David Elze of Daimler TSS for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jared Allar.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2012-2561
  • Date Public: 16 May 2012
  • Date First Published: 16 May 2012
  • Date Last Updated: 16 May 2012
  • Document Revision: 17


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