[security bulletin] HPSBMA02201 SSRT071328 rev.1 - HP LoadRunner Agent on Windows, Remote Unauthenticated Arbitrary Code Execution May 06 2010 02:22PM
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: c00912968
Version: 1

HPSBMA02201 SSRT071328 rev.1 - HP LoadRunner Agent on Windows, Remote Unauthenticated Arbitrary Code Execution

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2010-05-05
Last Updated: 2010-05-05

Potential Security Impact: Remote unauthenticated arbitrary code execution

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with the HP LoadRunner Agent running on Windows. The vulnerability could be exploited by a remote unauthenticated user to execute arbitrary code.

References: ZDI-CAN-177, CVE-2010-1549

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP LoadRunner Agent running on Windows, supplied with LoadRunner prior to v9.50

BACKGROUND

CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
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Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2010-1549 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) 10.0
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Information on CVSS is documented
in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002

Acknowledgement: The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks Tenable Network Security along with TippingPoints Zero Day Initiative for reporting this vulnerability to security-alert (at) hp (dot) com. [email concealed]

RESOLUTION

The vulnerability can be resolved by enabling the Secure Channel feature. This resolution requires installation of LoadRunner v9.50 or subsequent.

Note: Starting with version 9.50 LoadRunner has provided a documented feature called Secure Channel. Secure Channel prevents non-trusted sources from transmitting code to the Load Generators by establishing an encrypted and secured communication channel. Secure Channel is disabled by default.

There are detailed instructions regarding Secure Channel in the HP LoadRunner Controller User's Guide. See the chapter 'Secure Host Communication'. The chapter sections 'Local Security Configuration' and 'Remote Security Configuration' have instructions to enforce secure communication using the Secure Channel feature. Using Secure Channel involves both enabling the Secure Channel feature and setting the security key.

PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
None

HISTORY:
Version: 1 (rev.1) - 5 May 2010 Initial release

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be installed on systems running HP software products should be applied in accordance with the customer's patch management policy.

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