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SSRT5998 Rev.2 HP System Management Homepage (v2.0.x) Denial of Service (DoS) and XSS
Published: 2005-08-10 17:43:35
Updated: 2005-09-21 17:43:35


HPSBMA01212     REVISION: 2 
SSRT5998 Rev.2 HP System Management Homepage (v2.0.x) Denial of Service (DoS) and XSS

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INITIAL RELEASE:    21 September 2005 

POTENTIAL SECURITY IMPACT:    Remote unauthorized user may create a Denial of Service (DOS), cause a buffer overflow, or may allow cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks 
SOURCE:    Hewlett-Packard Company
HP Software Security Response Team 
    Potential security vulnerabilities associated with web applications
    using PHP (prior to 4.3.11) have been identified by the candidates
    for common vulnerabilities (CAN) and exposures as shown in the background
REFERENCES:    CAN-2004-1065, CAN-2004-1064, CAN-2004-1063, CAN-2004-1020, CAN-2004-1019 
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*:  ONLY impacted versions are listed.
   ->System Management Homepage Version 2.0.0 through Version 2.0.2
   ->for Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003,
    ->Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition,  Windows Server 2003 64-bit and Linux.
   ->Management Homepage is a component of HP ProLiant Support (PSP). 
   For a signed version of this security bulletin please write

  ->TheHewlett-Packard Company wishes to thank Tom Gallagher []
    for reporting a second XSS vulnerability to us and assisting us to protect
    all of our valued customers.

    CAN-2004-1018 - Multiple integer handling errors in PHP may allow
    attackers to bypass safe mode restrictions, causing a denial of service

    CAN-2004-1019 - The deserialization code in PHP may allow remote
    attackers to cause a denial of service

    CAN-2004-1020 - The addslashes function in PHP does not properly
    escape a NULL (/0) character, which may allow remote attackers to
    read arbitrary files in PHP applications that contain a directory traversal
    vulnerability in require or include statements

    CAN-2004-1063 - When running in safe mode on a multithreaded Linux
    webserver, may allow local users to bypass safe_mode_exec_dir restrictions
    and execute commands outside of the intended safe_mode_exec_dir via shell
    metacharacters in the current directory name.

    CAN-2004-1064 - The safe mode checks in PHP truncate the file path before
    passing the data to the realpath function, which could allow attackers to bypass
    safe mode..

    CAN-2004-1065 - Buffer overflow in the exif_read_data function in PHP may
    allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long section name in
    an image file.

    Namazu versions prior to v2.0.14 contain a vulnerability that may allow remote
    attackers to launch cross-site scripting attacks. The vulnerability is due to improper
    filtering of queries that start with a tab (%09) character in namazu.cgi. 
    HP recommends that customers upgrade to System Management
    Homepage (Version 2.1.0 and higher) which includes PHP v4.3.11
    and Namazu v2.0.14  addressing the vulnerabilities listed above.  

    System Management Homepage  is available for download from
    the following URLs:  

  ->(Rev.2) Additional XSS report:

  -> For Windows:


  -> For Linux:



for Windows:

for Linux:

Note: The resolutions are also included in the next releases of
         HP SmartStart (version 7.40)
 Revision 0  - 01 August  2005
 - Initial release

 Revision 1  - 09 August  2005
 - Update Affected Versions
 added Windows Server Versions

 Revision 2  - 21 September  2005
 - Update Background, Resolution, second XSS reported
 and resolutions are available. 

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* The Software Product Category that this Security Bulletin relates to is represented by the 5th and 6th characters of the Bulletin number:
GN = HP General SW, MA = HP Management Agents, MI = Misc. 3rd party SW, MP = HP MPE/iX, NS = HP NonStop Servers, OV = HP OpenVMS, PI = HP Printing & Imaging, ST = HP Storage SW, TL = HP Trusted Linux, TU = HP Tru64 UNIX, UX = HP-UX, VV = HP Virtual Vault 
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