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CVE-2017-12544 XSS on HPE System Management Homepage v126.96.36.199 and minor
Mar 01 2018 04:18PM
spinfoo (spinfoo protonmail com)
Product: HPE System Management Homepage
Versions: 188.8.131.52 and minor versions
OWASP TOP 10: A1 Injection
Impact: Allows an attacker to perform an XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) attack,
Access Vector: Adjacent Networks
Access Complexity: Low
The HP System Management Homepage (SMH) is a web-based interface that
consolidates and simplifies the management of ProLiant and Integrity servers
running Microsoft Windows or Linux, or HP 9000 and HP Integrity servers
running HP-UX 11i. By aggregating data from HP Insight Management Agents and
other tools, SMH provides a secure and intuitive interface to review
in-depth hardware configuration and status data, performance metrics, system
thresholds and software version control information.
The risk is high because this software is used in HP Windows and Linux
servers. Actually there are many banking clients affected among other
The attacker can trigger this vulnerability without authentication.
parameter prod sent over GET method, exactly in this line:
var prodName = '<?php echo $prodName; ?>';
because quotes are not escaped, and an attacker is able to inject directly
rendered in victim's browser.
Proof of concept
var prodName = '<?php echo htmlentities($prodName); ?>';
Special thanks to Abelardo Suira for helping me to setup the environment and
HPE for their support fixing the vulnerability.
Jacobo Avariento <spinfoo (at) protonmail (dot) com [email concealed]>
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