HP Software Update HPeDiag ActiveX Control Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1019922|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1019922
(Links to External Site)
Updated: Oct 26 2010|
Original Entry Date: Apr 25 2008
Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Version(s): 4.000.009.002 and prior versions|
A vulnerability was reported in HP Software Update. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.|
A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a flaw in the HPeDiag ActiveX control and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.
The remote user can also obtain information from the target user's system.
Tan Chew Keong of vuln.sg reported this vulnerability.
A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.|
The vendor has issued a fixed version (4.000.010.008 or later).|
Version 5.002 is available at:
The vendor's advisory is available at:
On March 11, 2009, Microsoft issued a set of ActiveX kill bits to disable the affected ActiveX controls. The Microsoft advisory is available at:
Vendor URL: h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01439758 (Links to External Site)
Access control error|
|Underlying OS: Windows (Any)|
Source Message Contents
Subject: HPSBGN02333 SSRT080031 rev.1 - HP Software Update HPeDiag Running on Windows, Remote Disclosure of Information and Execution|
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 never used.
3. This resolution applies the Windows Registry kill bit to the following CLSIDs:
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Version: 1 (rev.1) - 24 April 2008 Initial release
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