HPE Network Automation RCE Vulnerability

September 30, 2016

HPE Network Automation software is a management tool for tracking, regulating and automating configurations and software changes across the distributed network. HPE Network Automation software is using Java modules to supply its functionalities.

An arbitrary code execution vulnerability has been discovered in HPE Network Automation software 9.1x, 9.2x, 10.0x before, and 10.1x before A remote attack can exploit the target through a crafted serialized Java object, related to the Apache Commons Collections (ACC) library. A successful exploitation can result in the execution of arbitrary code under the context of the HPE Network Automation service on the target server. HPE has released the patch for this vulnerability on Sept 20, 2016.

Dell SonicWALL threat research team has researched this vulnerability and released the following IPS signature:

  • IPS:11887 HPE Network Automation Insecure Deserialization

This vulnerability is referred by CVE as CVE-2016-4385.