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SSRT0716-01 Security Advisory - Compaq Presario & Active-X
From: Elias Levy <aleph1 () SECURITYFOCUS COM>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 23:34:06 -0600

From: "Boren, Rich" <Rich.Boren () COMPAQ com>
Subject: SSRT0716-01 Security Advisory - Compaq Presario & Active-X
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 00:21:50 -0500

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  NEW SoftPaq 17398 supercedes SoftPaq 16629

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TITLE: SSRT0716-01 - Compaq Presario
       Potential Active X Denial of Service Security
       Vulnerability

x-ref: SSRT0716  10-APR-2001

SOURCE: Compaq Computer Corporation,
        Software Security Response Team
===========================================

 Update: 02-MAY-2001

        ** No Restriction for Distribution
        ** provided the advisory remains intact.

 OS Systems: Windows 98, Windows Me

 UPDATE:   SoftPaq 17398 has replaced
 SoftPaq 16629 and the patch available from
 the Compaq Service Connection identified in the
 advisory released 10-APR-2001.

 SoftPaq 16629 was not completely effective on some
 Presario systems and Presario Customers should install
 SoftPaq 17398 via the web or enable the Service
 Connection to install the new FP17398.

 We apologize for this inconvenience.


 Apply the new SoftPaq 17398 patch to Presario Systems.

http://web14.compaq.com/falco/sp_syn.asp?page=splist&detail=yes&recid=
17398

 (**note: double check the above URL,
  it's length may cause it to wrap )

 If you experience a problem with this Softpaq, please
 contact Compaq's Presario technical support engineering at:
 http://askq.compaq.com/askpresario/form.asp

 Other than the updated SoftPaq 17398 notice, the remainder
 or this advisory  remains unchanged.


 Date: 10-APR-2001

 SEVERITY: HIGH

 PROBLEM STATEMENT SUMMARY:

  Compaq continues to take a serious approach to the quality
  and security of all its software products and makes every
  effort to address issues and provide solutions in a timely
  manner. In line with this commitment, Compaq is responding
  to recent concerns of a potential security vulnerability
  with Active X.

  Compaq Presario personal computers provide customer support
  features through its Knowledge Center and Back web components.
  Some features are implemented with Microsoft's Active X.
  By utilizing the active X control function, "LogDataListToFile",
  an attacking web page could write a specified file to the
  system's hard drive. This allows a potential denial of service
  vulnerability.  The content of the file written is not modifiable.
  The named file contains text with hardware and software
  configuration information.

 IMPACT:

  ** Note:  Compaq Proliant Systems are not affected
                   by this problem.

  Languages Affected:         Multi-lingual
  OS Systems:                        Windows 98, Windows Me

  ( See below for a list of most of the affected model numbers. )


 SOLUTION:

 Compaq has changed the way the Microsoft Active X features
 are used in Presario systems. A software patch is available via
 the Internet as ** SoftPaq 17398  that solves this problem.
 [** Note: 25-APR-2001 SoftPaq 17398 has superceded Softpaq 16629]

 The patch was sent via Compaq's Back Web server to the affected
 systems on March 27, 2001.  If this feature is enabled on a system,
 the update takes place automatically.  It will also be available on
 Microsoft's Windows Update Site After April 25, 2001.


 WHAT CUSTOMERS SHOULD DO:

 XX Apply the SoftPaq 16629 patch to Presario Systems.
 XX
 XXhttp://web14.compaq.com/falco/sp_syn.asp?page=splist&detail=
 XX yes&recid=16629

 SoftPaq 16629 has been superseded by the release of
 SoftPaq 17398

http://web14.compaq.com/falco/sp_syn.asp?page=splist&detail=yes&recid=
17398
  (**note: double check  the above URL, it's length may cause
it to wrap )

 Compaq appreciates your cooperation and patience. We regret any
 inconvenience this may have caused.

 As always, Compaq urges you to periodically review your system
 management and security procedures.  Compaq will continue to
 review and enhance the security features of its products and work
 with customers to maintain and improve the security and integrity
 of their systems.

 (c) Copyright 2001 Compaq Computer Corporation.  All rights reserved


   To subscribe to automatically receive future NEW Security
   Advisories from the Compaq's Software Security Response Team
   via electronic mail,

   Use your browser select the URL
   http://www.support.compaq.com/patches/mailing-list.shtml

   Select "Security and Individual Notices" for immediate dispatch
   notifications directly to your mailbox.

   To report new Security Vulnerabilities, send mail to:

      security-ssrt () compaq com


MODELS AFFECTED:

Laptop Models:
· 1200T, 1200-XL102, 1200-XL104, 1200-XL105, 1200-XL106, 1200-XL107,
1200-XL110,
  1200-XL111, 1200-XL118, 1200-XL119, 1200-XL450
· 1244, 1245, 1247, 1255, 1256, 1260, 1266, 1267, 1270, 1272, 1273,
1274, 1275, 1277, 1278,
· 12XL125, 12XL126, 12XL127, 12XL128, 12XL300, 12XL300B, 12XL310,
12XL325,
  12XL326, 12XL327, 12XL330, 12XL400, 12XL401, 12XL410, 12XL426,
12XL427, 12XL430,
  12XL500, 12XL501, 12XL505, 12XL510, 12XL526, 12XL527, 12XL530
· 1400T EB2 (14XL3EB), 1400T-XL4, 14XL240, 14XL244, 14XL245, 14XL340,
14XL345,
  14XL420, 14XL440, 14XL445
· 1660, 1670, 1672, 1675, 1685, 1687, 1688, 1690, 1692, 1693, 1694
· 1800, 1825, 1827, 1830
· 1700T-XL5, 17XL260, 17XL262, 17XL265, 17XL275, 17XL360, 17XL365,
17XL375,
  17XL460, 17XL465, 17XL475, 17XL570, 17XL575
· 1800T, 1800T-XL4, 1800-XL180, 1800-XL181, 18XL2 CTO, 18XL280,
  18XL380, 18XL390, 18XL580
· 1900-XL1, 1900-XL161
· 1920, 1925, 1930

Desktops Models
· 305
· 2281, 2286
· 3550
· 5000A Carepanion, 5000T, 5000US, 5000Z (5UVM21), 5000Z / 5007H,
5000Z / 5008H, 5001CL, 5001R, 5001SR, 5002US, 5003R, 5003US, 5004CL,
5004US, 5005CL, 5005R, 5005SR, 5006H, 5006US, 5007R, 5007SR, 5008US,
5009CL, 5009R, 5009SR, 5010US,  5011CL, 5011R, 5012US, 5014US
· 5070
· 5184, 5185
· 5202, 5204, 5220, 5222, 5225, 5240, 5242, 5245, 5280, 5282, 5284,
5285
· 5301, 5304, 5330, 5340, 5345, 5352, 5360, 5365
· 5410, 5440, 5451, 5457, 5460, 5461, 5465, 5473
· 5600, 5670, 5686, 5690, 5695, 5697
· 5710, 5711, 5712, 5714, 5715, 5716, 5717, 5721, 5722, 5724,
  5725, 5726, 5735, 5736, 5738, 5745
· 5822, 5832, 5837, 5838, 5855, 5861, 5868, 5875, 5888
· 5600I, 5600Kiosk, 5600S
· 5700n
· 5900z
. 5BW112, 5BW120, 5BW122, 5BW130, 5BW131, 5BW135,
  5BW160, 5BW172, 5BW175, 5BW220, 5BW250, 5BW251,
  5BW284, 5WV232, 5WV252, 5WV254, 5WV260, 5WV261,
  5WV270, 5WV271, 5WV275, 5WV280, 5WV282, 5WV285,
  5WV294, 5WV295
· 7360, 7462, 7465, 7470, 7471, 7475, 7478, 7485, 7585, 7588, 7590,
7594, 7595, 7596, 7598,
  7599, 7885, 7895, 7922, 7947, 7970, 7985, 7990, 7994
· 7000T (7RPM), 7000US, 7000z-7PL2, 7001CL, 7002US, 7003US, 7006US
· 7AP134, 7AP135, 7AP140, 7AP170, 7AP195, 7PL270, 7PL290, 7PL295,
7QSM
· 800T-80XL4, 80XL550
· EZ2200, EZ2207, EZ2605, EZ2700,


 COMPAQ AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAKE
 NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF
 THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE DOCUMENTS
 AND RELATED GRAPHICS AND/OR SOFTWARE PUBLISHED
 ON THIS SERVER FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH
 DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED
 "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND ARE
 SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. THE ENTIRE RISK
 ARISING OUT OF THEIR USE REMAINS WITH THE RECIPIENT.
 IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPAQ AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE
 SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL,
 INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES
 WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION,
 DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS
 INTERRUPTION, OR LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION),
 EVEN IF COMPAQ HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY
 OF SUCH DAMAGES.

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