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Hewlett Packard ProCurve Manager TFTP Directory Traversal Vulnerability



Hewlett Packard ProCurve Manager is a network management platform. For more information, see the vendor's site found at the following link.


Remote exploitation of design error vulnerability in Hewlett Packet's ProCurve Manager could allow attackers the ability to access arbitrary files hosted on the ProCurve server.

Hewlett Packet's ProCurve Manager includes a tftp server, which suffers from a directory traversal condition. The tftp server runs with SYSTEM level privileges and allows unauthenticated attackers to upload or download any file on the system.

The server is able to overwrite existing files as long as they are not locked in use by the operating system.


Exploitation allows attackers to read/write arbitrary files from the server computer. The tftp daemon runs with SYSTEM level privileges, so any file path accessible by system is available for exploitation.


iDefense confirmed the existence of this vulnerability in Hewlett Packard's ProCurve Manager version 2.2.


iDefense is currently unaware of any workaround for this issue.


Hewlett-Packard Development Co. LP (HP) has released a patch which addresses this issue. Information about vendor updates can be found by clicking on the URLs shown.


The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the name CVE-2007-4514 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in the CVE list (, which standardizes names for security problems.


08/21/2007 - Initial Contact
08/21/2007 - CVE Requested from MITRE
08/21/2007 - Automated ACK from vendor
08/22/2007 - Vendor assigned tracking # SSRT071458
08/23/2007 - MITRE assigned CVE-2007-4514
08/24/2007 - Vendor notified of CVE
09/28/2007 - Requested vendor status
10/01/2007 - Vendor status update
11/02/2007 - Requested vendor status (no response)
12/07/2007 - Requested vendor status
12/10/2007 - Vendor status update
12/14/2007 - Vendor status update
03/27/2008 - Requested vendor status (no response)
02/24/2009 - Requested vendor status (no response)
04/08/2009 - Uncoordinated public disclosure


The discoverer of this vulnerability wishes to remain anonymous.

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