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 188.8.131.52 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.
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Subject: HP Quick Launch Button Info Center ActiveX Control Insecure Methods
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