HP Performance Manager Apache Tomcat Policy Bypass

Added: 11/05/2010
CVE: CVE-2009-3548
BID: 36954
OSVDB: 60176


HP Performance Manager Software is a web-based analysis and visualization tool that analyzes performance trends of applications, systems, and services. HP Performance Manager incorporates Apache Tomcat 5 to help serve custom web applications.


An unauthorized file upload vulnerability exists in HP Performance Manager. HP Performance Manager generates credentials for a default user/password combination in Apache Tomcat. A remote attacker can leverage this vulnerability by sending a crafted HTTP request using the default credentials. Once authenticated, the attacker can upload a malicious web application to a vulnerable system.


Apply the fix referenced in HP Security Bulletin HPSBMA02535.




Exploit works on HP Performance Manager 8.1 on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.

It may take longer than usual to establish the connection after successful exploitation because it takes time for the affected server to deploy the malicious WAR file.



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