HP AdvanceStack 10Base-T Switching Hub could allow an attacker to bypass authentication

hp-advancestack-bypass-auth (8124) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


A vulnerability in Hewlett-Packard's AdvanceStack 10Base-T Switching Hub model J3210A could allow a remote attacker to bypass authentication and gain unauthorized access to the device. A remote attacker could gain unauthorized access to the 'web_access.html' administrative page and change the superuser password to modify the configuration details of the affected device.


Gain Access


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • Hewlett-Packard Company Security Bulletin HPSBUX0202-185: Sec. Vulnerability with HP AdvanceStack hubs. (From SecurityFocus archive.)
  • SecurityOffice Advisory, February 8, 2002: HP AdvanceStack Switch Managment Authentication Bypass Vulnerability.
  • BID-4062: HP AdvanceStack Switch Authentication Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0250: Web configuration utility in HP AdvanceStack hubs J3200A through J3210A with firmware version A.03.07 and earlier, allows unauthorized users to bypass authentication via a direct HTTP request to the web_access.html file, which allows the user to change the switch's configuration and modify the administrator password.
  • OSVDB ID: 5339: HP AdvanceStack Hub Web Config Utility web_access.html Authentication Bypass

Platforms Affected:

  • HP AdvanceStack 10base-T Switching Hub J3210a


Feb 08, 2002

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