HP OpenView Performance Insight Server Backdoor Account

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5754


The remote host contains a web application that has a hidden account.


The installation of HP OpenView Performance Insight on the remote host allows the use of a hidden account for logging in. The 'hch908v' user, hardcoded in the com.trinagy.security.XMLUserManager class, is hidden and has administrative privileges. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this by logging in as the hidden user, giving them administrative access to the Performance Insight installation. After gaining administrative access to the web application, escalation of privileges may be possible.


Apply the hotfix referenced in the HP advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 5754

Family: CGI

Published: 2011/02/01

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 5753

Nessus ID: 51850

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.8


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 2011/01/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/01/31

Exploitable With

Metasploit (HP OpenView Performance Insight Server Backdoor Account Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0276

BID: 46079