Check Point Advisories

HP Software Update Tool HPeDiag ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow (CVE-2008-0712)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-086
Date Published: 18 Jun 2008
Severity: High
Last Updated: Wednesday 18 June, 2008
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-0712
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75, R71, R70, R65

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description HP Software Update tool provides updates for HP software programs and HP devices. A buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in the HP Software Update Tool. The vulnerability is due to boundary errors in an ActiveX control when creating XML output from INI input files. To trigger this issue, an attacker may create a malicious web page that will exploit this vulnerability. Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code on the vulnerable system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the vulnerable ActiveX Control.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75 / R71 / R70 / R65

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the HP Software Update Tool HPeDiag ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  HP Software Update tool HPeDiag ActiveX control buffer overflow

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