Check Point Advisories

HP OpenView Products OVTrace Service Stack Buffer Overflow (CVE-2007-3872)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-065
Date Published: 24 Apr 2008
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: Thursday 14 May, 2015
Industry Reference:CVE-2007-3872
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75, R71, R70, R65

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description OpenView product consists of a suite of network and systems management software applications that include hundreds of optional modules and components. A buffer overflow vulnerability was reported in HP OpenView products OVTrace server. The vulnerability is due to a boundary error in HP OVTrace server that fails to properly process trace requests. In order to exploit this vulnerability, an attacker can send a specially crafted trace request to a vulnerable server. Successful exploitation may allow the attacker to inject and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block crafted requests sent to the vulnerable server.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75 / R71 / R70 / R65

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the HP OpenView Products OVTrace Service Stack Buffer Overflow protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  HP Products Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  HP OpenView products OVTrace service stack buffer overflow

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