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HPSBGN02333 SSRT080031 rev.1 - HP Software Update HPeDiag Running on Windows, Remote Disclosure of Information and Execution of Arbitrary Code
From: security-alert () hp com
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 13:23:13 -0700
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01439758
HPSBGN02333 SSRT080031 rev.1 - 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: 2008-04-24
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-alert () hp
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 the following update to HP Software Update to resolve this potential vulnerability. After update, HP
Software Update should be at least v4.000.010.008.
Use the following procedure to resolve this vulnerability:
1. In Windows click Start ->All Programs ->HP ->HP Update
click Start ->All Programs ->HP ->HP Software Update
2. Click Next. HP Software Update will begin.
3. Click Next to begin the installation. Click Continue or OK if prompted by Windows to continue.
4. The HP Update installer will appear. Click Continue or OK if prompted by the installer to continue.
5. Click Finish to close HP Software Update when prompted.
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
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
Support: For further information, contact normal HP Services support channel.
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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
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OV = HP OpenVMS
PI = HP Printing & Imaging
ST = HP Storage SW
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TU = HP Tru64 UNIX
UX = HP-UX
VV = HP VirtualVault
System management and security procedures must be reviewed frequently to maintain system integrity. HP is continually
reviewing and enhancing the security features of software products to provide customers with current secure solutions.
"HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to bring to the attention of users of the affected HP
products the important security information contained in this Bulletin. HP recommends that all users determine the
applicability of this information to their individual situations and take appropriate action. HP does not warrant that
this information is necessarily accurate or complete for all user situations and, consequently, HP will not be
responsible for any damages resulting from user's use or disregard of the information provided in this Bulletin. To the
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merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement."
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loss of data, or software restoration. The information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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