SRC-2019-0042 : Hewlett Packard Enterprise Intelligent Management Center ForwardRedirect Expression Language Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability



CVSS Score:

8.8, (AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Vendors:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Affected Products:

Intelligent Management Center

Vulnerability Details:

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Intelligent Management Center. Although authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability, the existing authentication mechanism can be bypassed.

The specific flaw exists within the handling of the beanName parameter provided to the ForwardRedirect.xhtml endpoint. When parsing the actionbean parameter, the process does not properly validate a user-supplied string before using it to render a page. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of SYSTEM.

Vendor Response:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline:

  • 2019-01-18 – Verified and acquired by iDefense
  • 2018-05-09 – Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Source Incite


Source Incite would like to acknowledge iDefense's Vulnerability Contributor Program for the help with co-ordination of this vulnerability.