HP Software Update ActiveX control (Hpufunction.dll) code execution

hp-softwareupdate-hpufunction-code-execution (42249) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

The HP Software Update ActiveX control (Hpufunction.dll) could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system. By persuading a victim to visit a malicious Web site that passes specially-crafted arguments to the ExecuteAsync or Execute method, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of the victim or cause the application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 8
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • HP Web site: HP Software Update 'Hpufunction.dll' ActiveX Control .
  • BID-28947: HP Software Update 'Hpufunction.dll' ActiveX Control Insecure Method Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2008-2390: Hpufunction.dll 4.0.0.1 in HP Software Update exposes the unsafe (1) ExecuteAsync and (2) Execute methods, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via an absolute pathname in the first argument.
  • OSVDB ID: 45514: HP Software Update Hpfunction.dll ActiveX Multiple Method Arbitrary Code Execution

Platforms Affected:

  • HP Software Update

Reported:

Apr 27, 2008

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