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Vulnerability of OpenView NNM: several vulnerabilities of ovalarmsrv

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can use several vulnerabilities of the OVALARMSRV service of Openview NNM in order to create a denial of service or to execute code.
Impacted products: HPE NMC, OpenView, OpenView NNM, HP-UX.
Severity of this bulletin: 3/4.
Number of vulnerabilities in this bulletin: 3.
Creation date: 08/04/2008.
Revisions dates: 09/04/2008, 15/04/2008.
Références of this threat: BID-28668, c01537275, CVE-2008-3544, HPSBMA02362, SSRT080044, SSRT080045, VIGILANCE-VUL-7737.

Description of the vulnerability 

The Openview NNM (Network Node Manager) product manages a network of computers. The OVALARMSRV service, which listens on ports 2953/tcp and 2954/tcp, handles alarms. It has three vulnerabilities.

An attacker can send a message containing format characters to the 2953/tcp port in order to generate a format string attack leading to code execution. [severity:3/4]

An attacker can send a query longer than 512 bytes to the 2954/tcp port in order to create a buffer overflow leading to code execution. [severity:3/4]

An attacker can send malformed queries to 2953/tcp and 2954/tcp ports in order to create a denial of service. [severity:2/4]
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This cybersecurity bulletin impacts software or systems such as HPE NMC, OpenView, OpenView NNM, HP-UX.

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

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

This bulletin is about 3 vulnerabilities.

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 computer vulnerability bulletin.

Solutions for this threat 

OpenView NNM: patch.
A patch is available.

Openview NNM: workaround.
A workaround is to filter 2953/tcp and 2954/tcp ports.
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