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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01439758
HPSBGN02333 SSRT080031 rev.2 - HP Software Update HPeDiag Running on Windows, Remote Disclosure of Information and Execution of Arbitrary Code
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.
Release Date: 2008-04-24
Last Updated: 2010-10-25
Potential Security Impact: Remote disclosure of information and execution of arbitrary code
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential vulnerability has been identified with the HPeDiag ActiveX control which is a component of HP Software Update running under windows. The vulnerability could be exploited to allow remote disclosure of information and execution of arbitrary code.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
Any PC with HP Software Update v4.000.009.002 or earlier running on Windows
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2008-0712 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N) 6.4
Information on CVSS is documented
in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks Chew Keong TAN of vuln.sg for reporting this vulnerability to security-alerthp.com.
HP Software Update is an HP application which checks for and downloads updates for HP products firmware, software, and drivers. It can also help update the security and functionality of HP products. HP Software Update may be installed on a PC as part of the software supplied with certain HP PCs, printers, scanners, or cameras Customers can also download the HP Software Update for installation from the HP Web Site.
HP has provided HP Software Update v4.000.010.008 or subsequent to resolve this vulnerability.
HP Software Update v5.002 is available here.
1. If HP Software Update is reinstalled using the recovery solution, the procedure above must be repeated.
2. On a PC where HP Software Update is present, the procedure above must be followed even if HP Software Update is never used.
3. This resolution applies the Windows Registry kill bit to the following CLSIDs:
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Version: 1 (rev.1) - 24 April 2008 Initial release
Version: 2 (rev.2) - 25 October 2010 HP Software Update v5.002 is available
Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be installed on systems running HP software products should be applied in accordance with the customer's patch management policy.
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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
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TU = HP Tru64 UNIX
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VV = HP VirtualVault
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