Check Point Advisories

HP OpenView Network Node Manager HTTP Handling Buffer Overflow (CVE-2008-1697)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-276
Date Published: 1 Dec 2009
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Wednesday 09 January, 2019
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-1697
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description HP OpenView product consists of a suite of network and system management software applications developed by HP. It includes hundreds of optional modules and components, for example: OpenView Quality Manager, OpenView Performance Insight, OpenView Network Node Manager, etc. There exists a buffer overflow vulnerability in HP OpenView Network Node Manager. The flaw is due to a boundary error when processing overly long HTTP GET requests. A remote unauthenticated attacker can send a crafted HTTP request to the target host to exploit this vulnerability. A successful attack could allow for arbitrary code being injected and executed with the privileges of the affected service, which is normally System on Windows platforms. In an attack case where code injection is not successful, the affected service will terminate abnormally. In a more sophisticated attack where code injection is successful, the behavior of the target is entirely dependent on the intended function of the injected code. The code in such a case would execute within the security context of the affected service, normally System.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

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

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the HP OpenView Network Node Manager HTTP Handling 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 Network Node Manager HTTP handling buffer overflow

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