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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

Overview

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

Description

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

Impact

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

Solution

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

Vendor Information

303012
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Hewlett-Packard Company

Updated:  February 26, 2007

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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

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CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Acknowledgements

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: 15

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