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HPSBGN02298 SSRT071502 rev.3 - HP Notebook PC Quick Launch Button (QLB) Software Running on Windows, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code, Gain Privileged Access

SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: c01300486

Version: 3

HPSBGN02298 SSRT071502 rev.3 - HP Notebook PC Quick Launch Button (QLB) Software 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: 2008-02-22


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 certain versions of the HP Notebook PC 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 the Microsoft Windows operating system with HP Quick Launch Button software v6.3 or earlier installed

and

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

BACKGROUND

For a PGP signed version of this security bulletin please write to: security-alert@hp.com

HP Compaq business notebook PCs and HP, 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 updates to resolve this vulnerability.

HP Notebook Models
Resolution
Notes
HP Compaq nc, nx, nw and tc Series business notebook PC models (for example, nc6230, nw8440) not running Microsoft .NET 2.0 or later
HP 500, 510, 520 and 530 business notebook PC models
Install HP SoftPaq SP38266 or subsequent
Verify installation by the presence of “hpinfodll.dll” version 2.0.0.0 or higher or by the presence of
“hp info center.exe” version 2.0.1.1 or higher
SP38266 will install over SP38200, SP38181 and SP38166.
HP Compaq business notebook PC model numbers ending in the letter b, p, s or w (for example, 6515b, 6910p, 8510w)
HP Compaq nc, nx, nw and tc Series business notebook PC models (for example, nc6230, nw8440) running Microsoft .NET 2.0 or later
HP, HP Pavilion, and Compaq Presario consumer notebook PCs
Install HP SoftPaq SP38171 or subsequent
Verify installation by the presence of
“hp info center.exe” version 6.4.2.2 or higher

HP SoftPaq SP38266 and SP38171 are available for download using the following procedure.

1. Open a web browser and visit http://www.hp.com Non-HP site
2. In the Search field, type the applicable SoftPaq number from the list above (SP38266 or SP38171). Start the search.
3. Select an item from the search results.
4. Select Installation Instructions for further information.

Note: Removing or un-installing Quick Launch Button software does not eliminate the vulnerability. HP suggests that all HP notebook PCs have the applicable security patch promptly applied.

Note: Predecessor SoftPaq numbers SP38166, SP38181 and SP38200 should not be used or installed. Although SP38166, SP38181 and SP38200 resolve the security vulnerability, they can affect Quick Launch Button functionality.

PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
None

HISTORY
Version:1 (rev.1) - 14 December 2007 Initial release
Version:2 (rev.2) - 26 December 2007 SP38181 and SP38171 available
Version:3 (rev.3) - 22 February 2008 SP38266 available

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

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