HP Info Center HPInfoDLL.HPInfo.1 ActiveX control command execution

hpinfo-hpinfo-command-execution (38991) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

The HP Info Center HPInfoDLL.HPInfo.1 ActiveX Control (HPInfoDLL.dll) could allow a remote attacker to execute commands on the system, caused by the use of the insecure LaunchApp() method. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands on the vulnerable system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.9
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to HP SoftPaq SP38166 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Dec 11 2007 - 13:30:43 CST : HP notebooks remote code execution vulnerability (multiple series).
  • Hewlett-Packard Web site: HP Info Center.
  • HP FTP site: HP Quick Launch Buttons Critical Security Update.
  • HP Security Bulletin HPSBGN02298 SSRT071502 rev.1: HP Quick Launch Button (QLB) Running on Windows, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code, Gain Privileged Access.
  • HP Security Bulletin HPSBGN02298 SSRT071502 rev.2: HP Quick Launch Button (QLB) Running on Windows, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code, Gain Privileged Access.
  • BID-26823: HP Info Center HPInfoDLL.DLL ActiveX Control Multiple Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2007-6331: Absolute path traversal vulnerability in the HPInfoDLL.HPInfo.1 ActiveX control in HPInfoDLL.dll 1.0, as shipped with HP Info Center (hpinfocenter.exe) 1.0.1.1 in HP Quick Launch Button (QLBCTRL.exe, aka QLB) 6.3 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary programs via the first argument to the LaunchApp method. NOTE: only a user-assisted attack is possible on Windows Vista.
  • OSVDB ID: 41877: HP Info Center HPInfoDLL.HPInfo ActiveX (hpinfocenter.exe) LaunchApp Method Traversal Arbitrary Program Execution
  • SA28055: HP Quick Launch Button Info Center ActiveX Control Insecure Methods
  • SECTRACK ID: 1019086: HP Quick Launch Button 'HPInfoDLL.dll' ActiveX Control Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

Platforms Affected:

  • HP Info Center 1.0.11
  • HP Quick Launch Button 6.0
  • HP Quick Launch Button 6.1
  • HP Quick Launch Button 6.2
  • HP Quick Launch Button 6.3

Reported:

Dec 11, 2007

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