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Category:   Device (Multimedia)  >   HP ElitePad Vendors:   HPE
HP ElitePad 900 Secure Boot Bug Lets Local Users Boot to Other Operating Systems
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028461
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1028461
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-5218   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 23 2013
Impact:   Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): HP ElitePad 900 with BIOS version vF.00
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in HP ElitePad 900. A local user can bypass secure boot restrictions.

The BIOS secure boot feature of the BIOS may not be enabled. A local user may be able to bypass the secure boot feature and boot an alternate operating system.

Impact:   A local user can may be able to boot to an alternate operating system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (BIOS version vF.01).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=emr_na-c03727435-1

Vendor URL:  h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=emr_na-c03727435-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Configuration error

Message History:   None.


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