HP System Management Homepage SetSMHData admin-group Parameter Handling RCE

high 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: High

ID: 94673

File Name: hpsmh_setsmhdata_rce.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Published: 11/10/2016

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode, Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-4395


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:hp:system_management_homepage

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, www/hp_smh

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/26/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/26/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4395

BID: 93961

HP: HPSBMU03653, emr_na-c05320149

TRA: TRA-2016-32

ZDI: ZDI-16-587