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HP Network Node Manager Multiple Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities



HP Network Node Manager (NNM) is an application suite that is used to map out and manage network topography. NNM runs on a variety of platforms, including Linux and multiple versions of Windows. For more information, see the vendor's site found at the following link.


Remote exploitation of multiple information disclosure vulnerabilities in Hewlett-Packard Development Co. LP (HP)'s Network Node Manager could allow an attacker to gain access to sensitive information.

Two vulnerabilities exist within the CGI applications distributed with NNM.

The first vulnerability exists in the nnmRptConfig.exe CGI application. When responding to specifically crafted requests, the CGI will disclose the location of log directories.

The second vulnerability exists within the ovlaunch.exe CGI. If a parameter is incorrectly set in a specific request, the application will return various configuration details.


Exploitation of these vulnerabilities results in the disclosure of sensitive information. While the direct effects of these vulnerabilities are minimal, they may be useful to an attacker attempting to exploit other vulnerabilities.


iDefense has confirmed the existence of these vulnerabilities in Network Node Manager version 7.53 for Linux and Windows. Previous versions may also be affected.


iDefense is currently unaware of any workarounds for these issues.


Hewlett-Packard has released a patch which addresses this issue. For more information, consult their advisory at the following URL.


The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the name CVE-2008-4560 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in the CVE list (, which standardizes names for security problems.


06/19/2008 Initial Contact
06/19/2008 Vendor Case # SSRT080095 set
07/10/2008 PoC sent
01/22/2009 Vendor says patch is ready
02/05/2009 Requested CVE from vendor
02/05/2009 Requested date coordination
02/06/2009 Coordinated Public Disclosure


The discoverer of this vulnerability wishes to remain anonymous.

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