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ZDI-12-013 : HP Easy Printer Care XMLCacheMgr Class ActiveX Control Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
From: ZDI Disclosures <zdi-disclosures () tippingpoint com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 13:00:25 -0600

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ZDI-12-013 : HP Easy Printer Care XMLCacheMgr Class ActiveX Control
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
January 12, 2012

- -- CVE ID:

- -- CVSS:
9, AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C

- -- Affected Vendors:


- -- Affected Products:

Hewlett-Packard Easy Printer Care

- -- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 11701.
For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit:


- -- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of HP Easy Printer Care. User interaction is
required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a
malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the XMLCacheMgr class ActiveX control
(CLSID 6F255F99-6961-48DC-B17E-6E1BCCBC0EE3). The
CacheDocumentXMLWithId() method is vulnerable to directory traversal and
arbitrary write, which allows an attacker to write malicious content to
the filesystem. A remote attacker could leverage this vulnerability to
gain code execution under the context of the web browser.

- -- Vendor Response:

Hewlett-Packard has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:


- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-04-01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor

2012-01-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory

- -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:

* Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod

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