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HP Network Node Manager i Lets Local Users Access Files and Input Validation Hole Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025354
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-0897, CVE-2011-0898   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 14 2011
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.00
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in HP Network Node Manager i (NNMi). A local user can access files on the target system. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

A local user can access files on the target system [CVE-2011-0897].

The software does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input [CVE-2011-0898]. A remote user can cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the HP OpenView software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

Impact:   A local user can access files on the target system.

A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the HP OpenView software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

HP-UX (IA): PHSS_41540 or subsequent

Linux RedHat4AS: NNM900L_00003 or subsequent

Solaris: NNM900S_00003 or subsequent

Windows: NNM900W_00003 or subsequent

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [security bulletin] HPSBMA02643 SSRT100416 rev.2 - HP Network Node Manager i (NNMi), Local Unauthorized Read Access to Files, Remote Cross Site Scripting (XSS)

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Document ID: c02729035
Version: 2

HPSBMA02643 SSRT100416 rev.2 - HP Network Node Manager i (NNMi), Local Unauthorized Read Access to Files, Remote Cross Site Scripting (XSS)

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

Release Date: 2011-04-12
Last Updated: 2011-04-12

Potential Security Impact: Local unauthorized read access to files, cross site scripting (XSS)

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

Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified with HP Network Node Manager i (NNMi). One vulnerability could be exploited by a local user to gain unauthorized access to files. The other vulnerability could result in remote cross site scripting (XSS).

References: CVE-2011-0897 (unauthorized read access), CVE-2011-0898 (XSS)

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP Network Node Manager i v9.00 running on HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows


CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
  Reference              Base Vector             Base Score
CVE-2011-0897    (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:N/A:N)       4.6
CVE-2011-0898    (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)       4.3
             Information on CVSS is documented
            in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002


HP has made patches available to resolve the vulnerabilities.

The patches are available from

Network Node Manager v9.00

Operating System
 Required Patch

 PHSS_41540 or subsequent

Linux RedHat4AS
 NNM900L_00003 or subsequent

 NNM900S_00003 or subsequent

 NNM900W_00003 or subsequent



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The following text is for use by the HP-UX Software Assistant.


For HP-UX NNMi v9.00
HP-UX B.11.31
HP-UX B.11.23 (IA)
action: install PHSS_41540 or subsequent


Version:1 (rev.1) - 12 April 2011 Initial release
Version:2 (rev.2) - 12 April 2011 Added CVE numbers

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