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HPE Intelligent Management Center PLAT Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability [CVE-2017-12556]

CVE Number – CVE-2017-12556

A vulnerability in HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC) PLAT could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a targeted system.

The vulnerability exists in the MibBrowserTopoFilterServlet of the affected software and is due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by submitting crafted input to the targeted system. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges, which could result in a complete system compromise.

HPE has confirmed the vulnerability and released software updates.

  • To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must send malicious input to the targeted system, making exploitation more difficult in environments that restrict network access from untrusted sources.
  • Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

    Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.

    Administrators may consider using IP-based access control lists (ACLs) to allow only trusted systems to access the affected systems.

    Administrators can apply Snort SID 45677 to help prevent attacks that attempt to exploit this vulnerability.

    Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.

Vendor Announcements
  • HPE has released a security bulletin at the following link: HPESBHF03778
Fixed Software
  • HPE has released IMC PLAT 7.3 (E0506P03) to address this vulnerability, as described in the “Resolution” section of the HPE security bulletin. Customers may contact HPE Technical Support for any assistance in obtaining the software updates.


Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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