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[security bulletin] HPSBGN02310 SSRT080007 rev.1 - HP Virtual Rooms Running on Windows, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code

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Date: Wed Feb 06 2008 - 07:13:02 CST


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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: c01346601
Version: 1

HPSBGN02310 SSRT080007 rev.1 - HP Virtual Rooms Running on Windows, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2008-02-05
Last Updated: 2008-02-05

Potential Security Impact: Remote execution of arbitrary code

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP Virtual Rooms (HPVR) running on Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could be exploited to allow remote execution of arbitrary code.

References: CVE-2008-0213

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP Virtual Rooms v6 and previous

BACKGROUND
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The vulnerability exists whether HP Virtual Rooms is in use or not. The vulnerability must be addressed by one of the methods described below.

RESOLUTION
HP has provided HP Virtual Rooms v7 to resolve this vulnerability.

HP Virtual Rooms v7 can be installed by using the "Test your setup" link at https://www.rooms.hp.com Select "Test your setup" from the right navigation bar.

If the HP Virtual Rooms software will no longer be used, the vulnerability can be resolved by using one of the two methods below:

1) Use the HPVR removal tool at https://www.rooms.hp.com/resources/ Select the link for the HPVR ActiveX removal tool.

OR

2) Set the kill bit for the vulnerable HPVR ActiveX control's Class identifier (CLSID) {00000014-9593-4264-8B29-930B3E4EDCCD}. The kill bit is set by modifying the data value of the Compatibility Flags DWORD value for the CLSID of this ActiveX control to 0x00000400. This is explained in Microsoft's article KB240797 or subsequent. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/240797

PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
None

HISTORY
Version: 1 (rev.1) - 5 February 2008 Initial release

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* The Software Product Category that this Security Bulletin relates to is represented by the 5th and 6th characters of the Bulletin number in the title:

GN = HP General SW
MA = HP Management Agents
MI = Misc. 3rd Party SW
MP = HP MPE/iX
NS = HP NonStop Servers
OV = HP OpenVMS
PI = HP Printing & Imaging
ST = HP Storage SW
TL = HP Trusted Linux
TU = HP Tru64 UNIX
UX = HP-UX
VV = HP VirtualVault
 

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