Home    |    View Topics    |    Search    |    Contact Us    |   



Category:   Application (Generic)  >   HPE OpenView Network Node Manager Vendors:   HPE
HP OpenView Internet Services Bug in Probe Builder Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020568
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1667   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 29 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jul 28 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to Probe Builder version A.02.20.901
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in HP OpenView Internet Services when running Probe Builder. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to cause the target system to crash.

The vulnerability resides in 'PBOVISServer.exe'.

Probe Builder is a 3rd party product that is included with HP OpenView Internet Services.

The vendor was notified on April 3, 2008.

An anonymous researcher reported this vulnerability via iDefense.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target system to crash.
Solution:   Probe Builder is a 3rd party product that is included with HP OpenView Internet Services. The original vendor (European Performance Systems Ltd.) has issued a fixed version of Probe Builder (A.02.20.901) and a patch for A.02.10 Build 72 and later versions, available at:

The HP advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)
Underlying OS Comments:  Windows only

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [security bulletin] HPSBMA02353 SSRT080066 rev.1 - HP OpenView Internet Services Running Probe Builder, Remote Denial of

Hash: SHA1


Document ID: c01511225
Version: 1

HPSBMA02353 SSRT080066 rev.1 - HP OpenView Internet Services Running Probe Builder, Remote Denial of Service (DoS)

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2008-07-28
Last Updated: 2008-07-28

Potential Security Impact: Remote Denial of Service (DoS)

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team

A potential vulnerability has been identified with HP OpenView Internet Services running Probe Builder. The vulnerability could be
 exploited remotely to create a Denial of Service (DoS). A successful exploit could cause the system running HP OpenView Internet
 Services to crash.

References: CVE-2008-1667

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP OpenView Internet Services running Probe Builder versions prior to vA.02.20.901 on Windows


CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics 
Reference                         Base Vector               Base Score 
CVE-2008-1667     (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)      7.8
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.
The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks an anonymous researcher working with the iDefense VCP for reporting this vulnerability to

Probe Builder for HP OpenView Internet Services is a product of European Performance Systems Ltd. It had been supplied with HP OpenView
 Internet Services.


European Performance Systems Ltd. has provided a patch to resolve the vulnerability.

The patch is available from 


Version:1 (rev.1) - 28 July 2008 Initial release 

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be installed on systems running HP software products should
 be applied in accordance with the customer's patch management policy. 

Support: For further information, contact normal HP Services support channel.

Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported product, send Email to: 
It is strongly recommended that security related information being communicated to HP be encrypted using PGP, especially exploit information.
To get the security-alert PGP key, please send an e-mail message as follows:
  Subject: get key

Subscribe: To initiate a subscription to receive future HP Security Bulletins via Email: 
On the web page: ITRC security bulletins and patch sign-up 
Under Step1: your ITRC security bulletins and patches 
  - check ALL categories for which alerts are required and continue.
Under Step2: your ITRC operating systems 
  - verify your operating system selections are checked and save.

To update an existing subscription: 
Log in on the web page: Subscriber's choice for Business: sign-in. 
On the web page: Subscriber's Choice: your profile summary - use Edit Profile to update appropriate sections.

To review previously published Security Bulletins visit: 

* The Software Product Category that this Security Bulletin relates to is represented by the 5th and 6th characters of the Bulletin
 number in the title: 

GN = HP General SW
MA = HP Management Agents
MI = Misc. 3rd Party SW
NS = HP NonStop Servers
PI = HP Printing & Imaging
ST = HP Storage SW
TL = HP Trusted Linux
TU = HP Tru64 UNIX
VV = HP VirtualVault
System management and security procedures must be reviewed frequently to maintain system integrity. HP is continually reviewing and
 enhancing the security features of software products to provide customers with current secure solutions.

"HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to bring to the attention of users of the affected HP products the important
 security information contained in this Bulletin. HP recommends that all users determine the applicability of this information to
 their individual situations and take appropriate action. HP does not warrant that this information is necessarily accurate or complete
 for all user situations and, consequently, HP will not be responsible for any damages resulting from user's use or disregard of the
 information provided in this Bulletin. To the extent permitted by law, HP disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including
 the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement."

Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. The information provided
 is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. To the extent permitted by law, neither HP or its affiliates, subcontractors or
 suppliers will be liable for incidental, special or consequential damages including downtime cost; lost profits; damages relating
 to the procurement of substitute products or services; or damages for loss of data, or software restoration. The information in this
 document is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard Company and the names of Hewlett-Packard products referenced herein
 are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company in the United States and other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein
 may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Version: PGP 8.1



Go to the Top of This SecurityTracker Archive Page

Home   |    View Topics   |    Search   |    Contact Us

This web site uses cookies for web analytics. Learn More

Copyright 2022, LLC