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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   HP Software Update Vendors:   HPE
HP Software Update ActiveX Control Has Unsafe Method That Lets Remote Users Damage Files or Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019133
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019133
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-6506   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 22 2007
Original Entry Date:  Dec 20 2007
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of system information, Modification of user information, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): HP Software Update client v3.0.8.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in HP Software Update. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions or execute arbitrary code.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will invoke the SaveToFile() method of the 'EngineRules.dll' ActiveX control and damage known files on the target user's system.

The CLSID of the vulnerable control is: 7CB9D4F5-C492-42A4-93B1-3F7D6946470D

The vendor has indicated that arbitrary code execution is possible.

porkythepig reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

www.anspi.pl/~porkythepig/hp-issue/wyfukanyszynszyl.txt

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will damage files or execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.hp.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Dec 22 2007 (HP Issues Fix) HP Software Update ActiveX Control Has Unsafe Method That Lets Remote Users Damage Files or Execute Arbitrary Code
HP has released a fix.



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