[security bulletin] HPSBGN03438 rev.1 - HP Support Assistant, Local Authentication Bypass Mar 19 2016 12:48AM
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HPSBGN03438 rev.1 - HP Support Assistant, Local Authentication Bypass


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Version: 1

HPSBGN03438 rev.1 - HP Support Assistant, Local Authentication Bypass

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

Release Date: 2016-03-04
Last Updated: 2016-03-04

Potential Security Impact: Authentication Bypass

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


A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HP Support Assistant.
This vulnerability could be exploited locally to allow authentication bypass.


* CVE-2016-2245

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

* HP Support Assistant and earlier.


For a PGP signed version of this security bulletin please write to:
security-alert (at) hp (dot) com [email concealed]

CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics

Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2016-2245 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) 9.3
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN2008002.


HP has provided HP Support Assistant version to resolve this
vulnerability. HP Support Assistant version is available in SoftPaq

To update HP Support Assistant, choose ONE of the following methods:

* Method 1 - Download the latest version of HP Support Assistant.

1. Go to www.hp.com/go/hpsupportassistant

2. Under Download HP Support Assistant, choose Notebooks, laptops,
netbooks or Home and business desktops.

* Method 2 - Update via HP Support Assistant.

1. Open HP Support Assistant.

2. Click Check for updates and messages.

3. In addition, you can optionally set up automatic updates in the
Settings section (accessible by selecting the Settings button at the
top-right corner of the HP Support Assistant window).

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

"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


Version:1 (rev.1) 7 March 2016 Initial release

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be
installed on systems running HP software products should be applied in
accordance with the customer's patch management policy.

Support: For issues about implementing the recommendations of this Security
Bulletin, contact normal HP Services support channel. For other issues about
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Software Product Category: The Software Product Category is represented in the
title by the two characters following HPSB.

PI = HP Printing and Imaging
HF = HP Hardware and Firmware
ST = HP Storage Software
GN = HP General Software

Support: For further information, contact normal HP Services support channel.

Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported
product, send Email to: hp-security-alert (at) hp (dot) com [email concealed] It is strongly recommended
that security related information being communicated to HP be encrypted using
PGP, especially exploit information.
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Products: HP ZBook 15 G3 & ZBook 17 G3, HP ZBook 15u G3, HP ZBook Studio G3, HP
EliteBook Folio 1040 G3, HP EliteBook Folio 1012 x2 G2, HP EliteBook 840 G3, HP
EliteBook 850 G3, HP EliteBook 820 G3, H Elitebook 745 G3, HP Elitebook 755 G3,
HP Elitebook 725 G3, HP mt42 Mobile Thin Client, HP EliteDesk 8, HP Z240 Tower
Workstation N51, HP Z240 SFF Workstation N51, HP Z238 Microtower Workstation

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