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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
SSRT100139 rev.1 - HP Power Manager (HPPM) Running on Linux
and Windows, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code
17 December 2010
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: HP Power Manager
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2010-4113
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c02239581
HPSBMA02545 SSRT100139 rev.1 - HP Power Manager (HPPM) Running on Linux and Windows, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.
Release Date: 2010-12-15
Last Updated: 2010-12-15
Potential Security Impact: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP Power Manager (HPPM) running on Linux and Windows. The vulnerability could be exploited remotely to execute arbitrary code.
References: CVE-2010-4113, ZDI-CAN-697
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP Power Manager earlier than v4.3.2
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2010-4113 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) 10.0
Information on CVSS is documented
in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks Tenable Network Security, SilentSignal, and an Anonymous researcher working with TippingPoint's Zero Day initiative for reporting this vulnerability to email@example.com.
Note: The affected product is HP Power Manager (HPPM).
HP Power Manager (HPPM) is software that enables users to monitor, manage, and control power environments through comprehensive control of individual HP Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPSs).
HPPM should not be confused with another product with a similar name: HP Insight Power Manager (IPM)
HP has made HP Power Manager 4.3.2 or subsequent available to resolve the vulnerability.
HP Power Manager 4.3.2 for Linux is available for download from
HP Power Manager 4.3.2 for Windows is available for download from
Version:1 (rev.1) - 15 December 2010 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.
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of the Bulletin number in the title:
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MA = HP Management Agents
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