VDB-81361 · CVE-2016-1988 · BID 84352

HPE Network Automation up to 10.00.02 privileges management

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A vulnerability classified as very critical was found in HPE Network Automation up to 10.00.02 (Network Management Software). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privileges management vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-269. The software does not properly assign, modify, track, or check privileges for an actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 03/15/2016 (Website). The advisory is shared at h20564.www2.hpe.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2016-1988 since 01/22/2016. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 07/10/2022). MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 90196 (HP Network Automation 9.22.0x / 10.00.0x < 10.00.02 Multiple RCE), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses and running in the context remote. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 370150 (HPE Network Automation, Remote Code Execution, Disclosure of Sensitive Information Vulnerability).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-57643) and Tenable (90196). Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at 81362.






  • commercial

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.6

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Class: Privileges management
CWE: CWE-269 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1068

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 90196
Nessus Name: HP Network Automation 9.22.0x / 10.00.0x < 10.00.02 Multiple RCE
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Recommended: Upgrade
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01/22/2016 🔍
03/03/2016 +41 days 🔍
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03/14/2016 +11 days 🔍
03/15/2016 +1 days 🔍
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03/23/2016 +8 days 🔍
03/25/2016 +2 days 🔍
07/10/2022 +2298 days 🔍


Vendor: hpe.com

Advisory: h20564.www2.hpe.com
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-1988 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1035192
Vulnerability Center: 57643 - HP Network Automation 9.22 - 9.22.02 and 10 - 10.00.1 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2016-1988, Critical
SecurityFocus: 84352 - HP Network Automation Unspecified Remote Code Execution and Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities

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Created: 03/15/2016 12:25 PM
Updated: 07/10/2022 11:32 AM
Changes: 03/15/2016 12:25 PM (65), 02/02/2019 11:24 AM (14), 07/10/2022 11:32 AM (3)
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