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HP Software Update HPeDiag ActiveX Control Insecure Methods and Buffer Overflow

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Secunia Official 22nd May, 2010 03:04
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Some vulnerabilities have been reported in HP Software Update, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose certain information or compromise a vulnerable system.

1) A boundary error in the HPeSupportDiags.HPIniFileUtil.1 ActiveX control (HPeDiag.dll) when handling the "GetXmlFromIni()" method can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

2) Insecure methods in certain ActiveX controls (e.g. HPeSupportDiags.HPRegUtil.1, HPeSupportDiags.HPFileUtil.1, HPeSupportDiags.HPSystemBoardInfo.1, HPeSupportDiags.HPOperatingSystem.1) can be exploited to e.g. read registry entries, read text files, or retrieve system and OS information.

The vulnerabilities are reported in versions 4.000.009.002 and prior.

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Hi All
@ Laura316k

I have an HP DV6 Win 7-64 bits and my HPUpdate is V5.001.000.014
Click the HP Solution Centre on your desktop or search for-it in Start --> All programs-->HP folder.
From the list of Maintain click on health analysis and wait for the program to suggest the updates needed for your computer.

To be more sure visit the HP site @
http://www.hp.com

Best regards


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Win 7 64bit - SP1
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