[NT] Compaq Web Management Vulnerability (Secure Task Execution)
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To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 15 Mar 2004 09:42:45 +0200
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Compaq Web Management Vulnerability (Secure Task Execution)
Compaq Web Management includes a number of daemons, which listen on a
number of TCP ports, and also to SNMP requests. On port 2381, an SSL HTTP
server runs. If the system is configured to let anonymous users to browse
it, a common configuration, then a bug in the validation system allows
users to upload their own certificates to be trusted by the client system.
This would then allow that machine to be administered remotely via such
mechanisms as Secure Task Execution.
* All known Compaq Web Management are effected. Versions 5 and 7 were
* All products which include vulnerable versions of HP HTTP should be
considered effected. Including:
* HP Insight Management Agents for Servers
* HP Power Management
* HP Version Control Repository Agent
* HP Version Control Agent
* HP Insight Manager 7
* HP Array Configuration Utility
This is considered to be a critical problem as Compaq Web Management is
often installed on every machine in the enterprise.
This bug is exploitable, and can be done over and over. No knowledge of
the Windows version is needed to be effective. This would probably work on
all the other systems supported by Compaq Web Management. The
vulnerability is only present when "Anonymous Access" is enabled. By
default, HP Web Based Management Products are configured with "Anonymous
Creation of a fake certificate can be done for example by using HP's
Insight Manager 7.
Patch can be obtained from:
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