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Vulnerability of HP Data Protector: shell command execution

Synthesis of the vulnerability

A remote attacker can connect to HP Data Protector, in order to execute code.
Severity of this threat: 3/4.
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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This computer vulnerability impacts software or systems such as HP Data Protector.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this weakness bulletin is important.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of intranet client.

A proof of concept or an attack tool is available, so your teams have to process this alert. An attacker with a beginner ability can exploit this weakness.

Solutions for this threat

HP Data Protector: workaround.
A workaround is to run:
  omnicc -encryption -enable
  omnicc -encryption -status -all
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