HPE Agentless Management registers unquoted service paths


HP Agentless Management provided by Hewlett Packard Enterprise registers some Windows services with unquoted file paths (CWE-428).

Daisuke Ota of PwC Consulting LLC reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V3 Severity:
Base Metrics 8.2 (High) [IPA Score]
  • Attack Vector: Local
  • Attack Complexity: Low
  • Privileges Required: High
  • User Interaction: None
  • Scope: Changed
  • Confidentiality Impact: High
  • Integrity Impact: High
  • Availability Impact: High
CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 6.8 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Local
  • Access Complexity: Low
  • Authentication: Single Instance
  • Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  • Integrity Impact: Complete
  • Availability Impact: Complete
Affected Products

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.
  • HPE Agentless Management Service for Windows x64 - versions prior to
  • HPE ProLiant Agentless Management Service for HPE Apollo, ProLiant and Synergy Gen9 servers - versions prior to


When a registered Windows service path contains spaces and is unquoted, and a malicious executable is placed on a certain path, the executable may be executed with the privilege of the Windows service.

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Vendor Information

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.
CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. No Mapping(CWE-Other) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2021-29218

  1. JVN : JVN#12969207
Revision History

  • [2022/02/09]
      Web page was published