HP System Management Homepage SetSMHData admin-group Parameter Handling RCE

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 94673


The remote web server is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The HP System Management Homepage (SMH) running on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to an overflow condition in the mod_smh_config.so library caused by improper validation of user-supplied input when parsing the admin-group parameter supplied to the /proxy/SetSMHData endpoint. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted request, to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code.

Note that HP SMH is reportedly affected by additional vulnerabilities; however, this plugin has not tested for them.


Upgrade to HP System Management Homepage (SMH) version 7.6 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 94673

File Name: hpsmh_setsmhdata_rce.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Published: 2016/11/10

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 10746

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:hp:system_management_homepage

Required KB Items: www/hp_smh, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/10/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4395

BID: 93961

HP: HPSBMU03653, emr_na-c05320149

TRA: TRA-2016-32

ZDI: ZDI-16-587