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HP Data Protector Cell Request Service Buffer Overflow

This module exploits a stack-based buffer overflow in the Hewlett-Packard Data Protector product. The vulnerability, due to the insecure usage of _swprintf, exists at the Cell Request Service (crs.exe) when parsing packets with opcode 211. This module has been tested successfully on HP Data Protector 6.20 and 7.00 on Windows XP SP3.

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Module Name



  • e6af8de8b1d4b2b6d5ba2610cbf9cd38
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez [at]>



  • Automatic
  • HP Data Protector 6.20 build 370 / Windows XP SP3
  • HP Data Protector 7.00 build 72 / Windows XP SP3


  • windows



Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/windows/misc/hp_dataprotector_crs msf exploit(hp_dataprotector_crs) > show targets ...targets... msf exploit(hp_dataprotector_crs) > set TARGET <target-id> msf exploit(hp_dataprotector_crs) > show options and set options... msf exploit(hp_dataprotector_crs) > exploit

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