Document ID: KM02992699 (c01439758)
Release Date: 2008-04-24
Last Updated: 2010-10-25
Potential Security Impact: Remote disclosure of information and execution of arbitrary code
Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE Product 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
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 HP Software Update v4.000.010.008 or subsequent to resolve this vulnerability.
HP Software Update v5.002 is available here.
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:
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Version: 1 (rev.1) - 24 April 2008 Initial release
Version: 2 (rev.2) - 25 October 2010 HP Software Update v5.002 is available
Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be installed on systems running HP software products should be applied in accordance with the customer's patch management policy.
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."