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HP Virtual Rooms Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019311
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0213   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 6 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): v6 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in HP Virtual Rooms. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The CLSID of the HP Virtual Rooms (HPVR) ActiveX control is: 00000014-9593-4264-8B29-930B3E4EDCCD

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (v7).

The HP advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [security bulletin] HPSBGN02310 SSRT080007 rev.1 - HP Virtual Rooms Running on Windows, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code

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Document ID: c01346601
Version: 1

HPSBGN02310 SSRT080007 rev.1 - HP Virtual Rooms Running on Windows, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2008-02-05
Last Updated: 2008-02-05

Potential Security Impact: Remote execution of arbitrary code 

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team

A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP Virtual Rooms (HPVR) running on Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability
 could be exploited to allow remote execution of arbitrary code. 

References: CVE-2008-0213 

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP Virtual Rooms v6 and previous

For a PGP signed version of this security bulletin please write to: 

The vulnerability exists whether HP Virtual Rooms is in use or not. The vulnerability must be addressed by one of the methods described

HP has provided HP Virtual Rooms v7 to resolve this vulnerability.

HP Virtual Rooms v7 can be installed by using the "Test your setup" link at Select "Test your setup" from
 the right navigation bar. 

If the HP Virtual Rooms software will no longer be used, the vulnerability can be resolved by using one of the two methods below:

1) Use the HPVR removal tool at Select the link for the HPVR ActiveX removal tool. 


2) Set the kill bit for the vulnerable HPVR ActiveX control's Class identifier (CLSID) {00000014-9593-4264-8B29-930B3E4EDCCD}. The
 kill bit is set by modifying the data value of the Compatibility Flags DWORD value for the CLSID of this ActiveX control to 0x00000400.
 This is explained in Microsoft's article KB240797 or subsequent. 


Version: 1 (rev.1) - 5 February 2008 Initial release 

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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
NS = HP NonStop Servers
PI = HP Printing & Imaging
ST = HP Storage SW
TL = HP Trusted Linux
TU = HP Tru64 UNIX
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 extent permitted by law, HP disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including
 the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement."

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