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iDefense Security Advisory 02.04.08: Hewlett-Packard Network Node Manager Topology Manager Service DoS Vulnerability
iDefense Security Advisory 02.04.08
Feb 04, 2008
HP Network Node Manager is a network mapping and management application
that allows administrators to monitor and control their networks. The
ovtopmd process listens, in a default configuration, on TCP port 2532.
More information can be found on the vendor's site at the following
Remote exploitation of a denial of service vulnerability in
Hewlett-Packard's Network Node Manager product allows attackers to
crash the ovtopmd process.
The ovtopmd process contains an implementation error, in which it
attempts to access an invalid memory address based on data within the
TCP stream. By sending a specially crafted request, an attacker can
cause the service to crash.
Exploitation allows an attacker to crash the ovtopmd process. In order
to exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must be able to establish a
session with the service on TCP port 2532. No authentication is
required to access the vulnerable code path.
iDefense has confirmed this vulnerability in HP's OpenView Network Node
Manager 7.5 with all updates applied as of May 14th, 2007.
Employing firewalls to limit access to the affected service will
mitigate exposure to this vulnerability.
VI. VENDOR RESPONSE
Hewlett-Packard has addressed this vulnerability in the HPSBMA02307
(SSRT071420) security bulletin. For more information, visit the
VII. CVE INFORMATION
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the
name CVE-2008-0212 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in
the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org/), which standardizes names for
VIII. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
05/14/2007 Initial vendor notification
05/15/2007 Initial vendor response
02/04/2008 Coordinated public disclosure
The discoverer of this vulnerability wishes to remain anonymous.
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