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[R1] HP Multiple Products switchFWInstallStatus.jsp logfile Parameter Arbitrary File Access



A vulnerability has been identified in HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM) for HP-UX, Linux, and Windows. The issue is due to the 'logfile' parameter in switchFWInstallStatus.jsp not properly sanitizing user-supplied input. With a crafted HEAD request, a remote unauthenticated attacker can disclose arbitrary files with SYSTEM or root privileges.

This was initially reported to HP as a vulnerability in Systems Insight Manager. Shortly after HP released the advisory on this issue, they released four more advisories with 'unspecified remote file access' issues. Tenable confirmed with HP that it was the same flaw, but affected more products. As such, they are being included in this advisory for completeness, but HP determined the additional software was affected.


HP has released a patch or upgrade for the various affected systems. Please consult the vendor advisory for more information.

Proof of Concept

A Nessus plugin was created to detect this vulnerability: hp_systems_insight_manager_arbitrary_file_download.nasl (50349)

Disclosure Timeline

2015-09-14 - [R1] Initial Release

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