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HP Quick Launch Button Info Center ActiveX Control Insecure Methods

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Release Date:  2007-12-12    Last Update:  2008-02-25    Views:  24,988

Secunia Advisory SA28055

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Manipulation of data, Exposure of system information, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


porkythepig has reported some vulnerabilities in HP Quick Launch Button, which can be exploited by malicious people to gain knowledge of certain system information, manipulate registry data, and to compromise a user's system.

1) The HPInfoDLL.HPInfo.1 ActiveX control (HPInfoDLL.dll) includes the insecure "LaunchApp()" method, which can be exploited to execute arbitrary commands on a vulnerable system.

2) The HPInfoDLL.HPInfo.1 ActiveX control (HPInfoDLL.dll) includes the insecure "GetRegValue()" and "SetRegValue()" methods, which can be exploited to read registry information or to write to the registry.

The vulnerabilities are reported in HP Info Center version 1.0.1.1 and reportedly affect the following:
* HP Compaq business notebooks with HP Quick Launch Button version 6.3 and prior
* HP Pavilion and Compaq Presario consumer notebooks with HP Quick Launch Button versions 6.0 to 6.3


Solution:
Apply updates. Please see the vendor's advisory for more information on how to obtain the updates.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
porkythepig

Original Advisory:
porkythepig:
http://www.anspi.pl/~porkythepig/hp-issue/kilokieubasy.txt

HPSBGN02298 SSRT071502:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01300486

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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