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[R1] HPE Intelligent Management Center SOM Module Remote File Disclosure



While Tenable was analyzing CVE-2017-5797 we realized that HPE did not completely fix the issue. Their attempted patch:

  1. Updated the application to require authentication to access the fileDownload endpoint.
  2. Added logic to restrict some files from being downloaded.

However, there is nothing in the patch that prevents path traversal. An authenticated user can download arbitrary files from the remote target. Here is an example of a URL that would download win.ini as somefile from a vulnerable host:


Oddly, HPE's advisory scores this vulnerability as a CVSSv2 9.4. We believe they erroneously indicate authentication is not required and that the remote attacker can modify files. Our own scoring flags this as a 6.8.


Upgrade to iMC SOM Software Module 7.3 E0501P01

Disclosure Timeline

2017-04-11 - Issue discovered
2017-04-13 - Issue reported to HPE
2017-04-13 - Vendor replies, assigns PSRT110420, will escalate with engineering
2017-10-03 - HPE publishes advisory

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