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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2011.0598
                HP LoadRunner buffer overflow vulnerability
                                3 June 2011

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           HP LoadRunner
Publisher:         US-CERT
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2011-2328  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/987308

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Vulnerability Note VU#987308
HP LoadRunner buffer overflow vulnerability

Overview

HP LoadRunner contains a buffer overflow vulnerability when parsing Virtual 
User script files.

I. Description

According to HP's website: HP LoadRunner software is the industry standard for 
performance validation. It allows you to prevent application performance 
problems by detecting bottlenecks before a new system or upgrade is deployed. 
HP LoadRunner contains a buffer overflow vulnerability when parsing Virtual 
User script (.usr) files containing long strings for directives, causing the 
HP LoadRunner application to crash.

II. Impact

An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by tricking a user into opening a 
crafted .usr file, causing HP LoadRunner to crash leading to possible 
execution of arbitrary code.

III. Solution

HP has stated they are planning to release a patch to address this 
vulnerability. As of this writing the patch has not been released.

Vendor Information

Vendor			Status		Date Notified	Date Updated
Hewlett-Packard Company	Affected	2010-12-08	2011-05-23

References

https://h10078.www1.hp.com/cda/hpms/display/main/hpms_content.jsp?zn=bto&cp=1-11-126-17^8_4000_100__

Credit

Thanks to Jeremy Brown for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Michael Orlando.

Other Information

Date Public:			2011-05-31
Date First Published:		2011-05-31
Date Last Updated:		2011-05-31
CERT Advisory:	 
CVE-ID(s):	 
NVD-ID(s):	 
US-CERT Technical Alerts:	 
Severity Metric:		0.34
Document Revision:		11

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this 
vulnerability, please send us email.

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