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HP OpenView Performance Insight Server Backdoor Account

High

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Apply the hotfix referenced in the HP advisory.