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HP Data Protector Backup Client Service Directory Traversal

This module exploits a directory traversal vulnerability in the Hewlett-Packard Data Protector product. The vulnerability exists in the Backup Client Service (OmniInet.exe) and is triggered when parsing packets with opcode 42. This module has been tested successfully on HP Data Protector 6.20 on Windows 2003 SP2 and Windows XP SP3.

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Module Name



  • Brian Gorenc
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez [at]>



  • HP Data Protector 6.20 build 370 / Windows 2003 SP2


  • 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_traversal msf exploit(hp_dataprotector_traversal) > show targets ...targets... msf exploit(hp_dataprotector_traversal) > set TARGET <target-id> msf exploit(hp_dataprotector_traversal) > show options and set options... msf exploit(hp_dataprotector_traversal) > exploit

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