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computer vulnerability alert CVE-2014-2623

HP Data Protector: shell command execution

Synthesis of the vulnerability

A remote attacker can connect to HP Data Protector, in order to execute code.
Vulnerable systems: HP Data Protector.
Severity of this threat: 3/4.
Consequences of an attack: administrator access/rights, privileged access/rights, user access/rights.
Pirate's origin: intranet client.
Creation date: 16/07/2014.
Revisions dates: 18/11/2014, 04/02/2015.
Références of this weakness: c04373818, CVE-2014-2623, HPSBMU03072, SSRT101644, VIGILANCE-VUL-15056.

Description of the vulnerability

The HP Data Protector service listens on a TCP port.

However, if this service receives the following message, it runs the requested command:
  [...] utilns/detach -dir /bin -com requestedCommand

A remote attacker can therefore connect to HP Data Protector, in order to execute a shell command.
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