HP Systems Insight Manager JSESSIONID session hijacking

hp-sim-jsessionid-session-hijacking (34303) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


HP Systems Insight Manager could allow a remote attacker to hijack an administrator's session, caused by the improper handling of session data. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by creating a specially-crafted Web page containing a malicious JSESSIONID cookie value to hijack an administrator's session and gain complete administrative control, if the attacker could persuade the victim to visit a malicious Web page and login to the affected application.


Base Score: 8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
Temporal Score: 5.9
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Gain Access


Refer to HPSBMA02213 SSRT061214 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.


  • ACROS Security Problem Report #2007-05-14-1: ASPR #2007-05-14-1: Session Fixation Vulnerability in HP SIM 5.0.
  • HP Security Bulletin HPSBMA02213 SSRT061214: HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM) for Windows, Remote Privileged Access and Arbitrary Code Execution.
  • BID-23988: HP Systems Insight Manager JSessionID Session Fixation Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-2719: Session fixation vulnerability in HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM) 4.2 and 5.0 SP4 and SP5 allows remote attackers to hijack web sessions by setting the JSESSIONID cookie.
  • OSVDB ID: 36061: HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM) JSESSIONID Session Fixation
  • SA25275: HP Systems Insight Manager Session Fixation Vulnerability
  • SECTRACK ID: 1018062: HP Systems Insight Manager Session Fixation Flaw Lets Remote Users Obtain Administrative Access

Platforms Affected:

  • Compaq Insight Manager 4.2
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 5.0 SP5
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 5.0 SP4
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server


May 14, 2007

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