Elazar Broad has discovered a vulnerability in HP Virtual Rooms Install, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the WebHPVCInstall.HPVirtualRooms14 ActiveX control (HPVirtualRooms14.dll) when handling strings assigned to various properties (e.g. "AuthenticationURL", "PortalAPIURL", "cabroot"). This can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow by assigning an overly-long string to an affected property.
Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.
The vulnerability is confirmed in HPVirtualRooms14.dll version 188.8.131.52. Other versions may also be affected.
Solution: Upgrade to HP Virtual Rooms version 7. The vendor has also provided a removal tool at:
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Subject: HP Virtual Rooms Install HPVirtualRooms14 Class ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow
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