Check Point Advisories

HP OpenView Network Node Manager Denial of Service (CVE-2009-3840)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2009-451
Date Published: 31 Jan 2010
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Tuesday 08 August, 2023
Industry Reference:CVE-2009-3840
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. A denial of service vulnerability exists in HP OpenView Network Node Manager. The flaw is due to a design weakness when processing crafted packets sent to the server. Remote attackers could exploit this vulnerability by sending a malicious request to the affected TCP port. Successful exploitation can lead to a denial of service condition of the target 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 R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the HP OpenView Network Node Manager Denial of Service 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 Denial of Service

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