Vulnerability Note VU#987308

HP LoadRunner buffer overflow vulnerability

Original Release date: 31 May 2011 | Last revised: 31 May 2011

Overview

HP LoadRunner contains a buffer overflow vulnerability when parsing Virtual User script files.

Description

According to HP's website: HP LoadRunner software is the industry standard for performance validation. It allows you to prevent application performance problems by detecting bottlenecks before a new system or upgrade is deployed. HP LoadRunner contains a buffer overflow vulnerability when parsing Virtual User script (.usr) files containing long strings for directives, causing the HP LoadRunner application to crash.

Impact

An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by tricking a user into opening a crafted .usr file, causing HP LoadRunner to crash leading to possible execution of arbitrary code.

Solution

HP has stated they are planning to release a patch to address this vulnerability. As of this writing the patch has not been released.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Hewlett-Packard CompanyAffected08 Dec 201023 May 2011
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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References

Credit

Thanks to Jeremy Brown for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Michael Orlando.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 31 May 2011
  • Date First Published: 31 May 2011
  • Date Last Updated: 31 May 2011
  • Severity Metric: 0.34
  • Document Revision: 11

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