HP Data Protector Media Operations DoS (Oct 22, 2010)


HP Data Protector Media Operations is a life cycle media management solution providing tracking and management of off-line storage media such as magnetic tapes. The HP Data Protector Media Operations service is provided by the DBServer.exe process. By default, the process listens for connections on TCP port 19813.

A denial of service vulnerability exists in HP Data Protector Media Operations server process. Specifically, the vulnerability is due to a NULL pointer dereference error when processing incoming requests. A NULL pointer dereference error will trigger an invalid memory access and crash the server process. A remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities by sending crafted requests to the target server. Successful exploitation would cause the DBServer.exe to terminate abnormally, resulting in the denial-of-service condition.

For more information about this vulnerability, please see Secunia Advisory SA41698.

SonicWALL has released an IPS signature to detect and block specific exploitation attempts targeting these vulnerabilities. The signature is listed below:

  • 5866 HP Data Protector Media Operations DoS
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