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[R1] HP Operations Manager i flex-messaging-core.jar XML External Entity (XXE) Injection Remote Information Disclosure



HP Operations Manager i and Business Service Manager contain a flaw due to the bundling of the third-party Adobe LiveCycle Data Services, which contains an XXE (Xml eXternal Entity) injection flaw in flex-messaging-core.jar that is triggered during the parsing of XML data. The issue is due to an incorrectly configured XML parser accepting XML external entities from an untrusted source that may allow a remote attacker can gain access to potentially sensitive information.


HP has released patches for some versions that address this issue:

  • HP Operations Manager i 10.0 IP3 and 10.01 IP2 (or upgrade to 10.10)
  • Business Service Manager 9.25 IP2

Disclosure Timeline

2015-08-25 - Issue discovered
2015-08-27 - Vendor informed via [email protected]
2015-08-27 - Vendor acknowledged, SSRT102232 assigned
2015-11-24 - Ping vendor for update, email bounces as undeliverable. Ping MK @ PSRT directly.
2015-11-24 - MK @PSRT confirms [email protected] is new address for Enterprise issues
2015-11-24 - Ping vendor at snazzy new address for update
2015-11-24 - HP reports no movement, will ping Dev team again
2015-12-04 - HP indicates may be presence of third-party software
2016-02-17 - Ping vendor for update
2016-02-19 - Vendor replies, will get status by Monday
2016-03-02 - HP publishes c05026202
2016-03-09 - Tenable adds Nessus plugin hp_operations_manager_i_hpsbgn03550.nasl (#89780) to feed to detect this issue

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