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Category:   OS (Other)  >   Palm webOS Vendors:   HPE, Palm, Inc.
Palm webOS Flaws Let Remote Users Write to the File System or Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025514
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025514
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-1737, CVE-2011-1738   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 10 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of system information, Modification of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.4.5, 1.4.5.1
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Palm webOS. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target device. A remote user can write or modify files on the target device.

A remote user can exploit a flaw in the Email application to inject HTML and potentially execute arbitrary code [CVE-2011-1737].

David Belcher, BlackBerry Security Research Group, reported this vulnerability.

A remote user can exploit a flaw in applications that use the Plug-in Development Kit (PDK) to gain write access to the file system write access [CVE-2011-1738]. This may allow for information disclosure and remote code execution.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code.

A remote user can write or modify files on the target device.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c02822174

Vendor URL:  h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c02822174 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

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