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HP Mercury products vulnerable to buffer overflow

Vulnerability Note VU#303012

Original Release Date: 2007-02-26 | Last Revised: 2007-03-01


Some HP Mercury products are vulnerable to a buffer overflow and may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.


The magentproc.exe service provided with some HP Mercury products fails to properly parse values in the server_ip_name field. If an overly long value is sent in this parameter, a stack-based buffer overflow may be triggered within the mchan.dll library. An attacker may be able to exploit this vulnerability by sending a specially crafted packet to the agent (port 54345/tcp). HP reports that the following products are affected by this issue:

    • Mercury LoadRunner Agent 8.1 SP1, FP1, FP2, FP3, and FP4
    • Mercury LoadRunner Agent 8.1 GA
    • Mercury LoadRunner Agent 8.0 GA
    • Mercury Performance Center Agent 8.1 FP1, FP2, FP3, and FP4
    • Mercury Performance Center Agent 8.1 GA
    • Mercury Performance Center Agent 8.0 GA
    • Mercury Monitor over Firewall 8.1


A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.


Apply an Update
HP has issued an update to address this issue. please see HP Security Document ID #c00854250 for further information.

Vendor Information


Hewlett-Packard Company Affected

Updated:  February 26, 2007



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


Please see HP Security Document ID #c00854250 for further information.

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This vulnerability was reported in HP Security Document ID #c00854250. This issue was discovered by Eric Detoisien and reported via Zero Day Initiative.

This document was written by Katie Steiner.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2007-0446
Severity Metric: 10.31
Date Public: 2007-02-08
Date First Published: 2007-02-26
Date Last Updated: 2007-03-01 19:44 UTC
Document Revision: 16

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