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[security bulletin] HPSBGN02298 SSRT071502 rev.1 - HP Quick Launch Button (QLB) Running on Windows, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code, Gain Privileged Access Dec 15 2007 11:14AM
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: c01300486
Version: 1

HPSBGN02298 SSRT071502 rev.1 - HP Quick Launch Button (QLB) Running on Windows, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code, Gain Privileged Access

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2007-12-14
Last Updated: 2007-12-14

Potential Security Impact: Remote execution of arbitrary code, gain privileged access

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with the HP Quick Launch Button (QLB) software running on Windows. The vulnerability could be exploited remotely to execute arbitrary code or to gain privileged access.

References: CVE-2007-6331, CVE-2007-6332, CVE-2007-6333

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP Compaq business notebook PCs running Microsoft Windows operating system with HP Quick Launch Button software v6.3 or earlier installed

HP Pavilion and Compaq Presario consumer notebook PCs running Microsoft Windows operating system with HP Quick Launch Button software v6.0 through v6.3 installed

BACKGROUND

HP Compaq business notebook PCs and HP Pavilion and Compaq Presario consumer notebook PCs ship with Quick Launch Button (QLB) software preinstalled. Quick Launch Buttons enable and control features such as Function (Fn) shortcut keys and dedicated program buttons (i.e. Presentation Mode and HP Info buttons) that vary by model. The Quick Launch Button software package also includes the HP Info Center application that enables quick access to pertinent system information on HP Compaq business notebook PC models.

RESOLUTION

HP has provided the following software patch to resolve this vulnerability: HP SoftPaq SP38166

The patch is available for download from ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp38001-38500/.

Removing or un-installing Quick Launch Button software does not eliminate the vulnerability. HP suggests that _all_ HP notebook PCs have the security patch promptly applied. Installing the security patch will cause a known script error when launching HP Info Center. After installing the security patch, do _not_ install any version of Quick Launch Button software except v6.4 or later (to be available at a future date). This Security Bulletin will be revised when Quick Launch Button software v6.4 is available. If the security patch is installed and Quick Launch Button software v6.3 or earlier is subsequently installed, the notebook PC will again become vulnerable to this concern and the security patch should be re-installed. Other HP Quick Launch Buttons and features are not affected by the installation of this security patch and should continue to function as designed.

HISTORY
Version:1 (rev.1) - 14 December 2007 Initial release

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* The Software Product Category that this Security Bulletin relates to is represented by the 5th and 6th characters of the Bulletin number in the title:

GN = HP General SW
MA = HP Management Agents
MI = Misc. 3rd Party SW
MP = HP MPE/iX
NS = HP NonStop Servers
OV = HP OpenVMS
PI = HP Printing & Imaging
ST = HP Storage SW
TL = HP Trusted Linux
TU = HP Tru64 UNIX
UX = HP-UX
VV = HP VirtualVault

System management and security procedures must be reviewed frequently to maintain system integrity. HP is continually reviewing and enhancing the security features of software products to provide customers with current secure solutions.

"HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to bring to the attention of users of the affected HP products the important security information contained in this Bulletin. HP recommends that all users determine the applicability of this information to their individual situations and take appropriate action. HP does not warrant that this information is necessarily accurate or complete for all user situations and, consequently, HP will not be responsible for any damages resulting from user's use or disregard of the information provided in this Bulletin. To the extent permitted by law, HP disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement."

©Copyright 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

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