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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION- SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: c01077597

Version: 2

HPSBPI02228 SSRT071404 rev.2 - HP Instant Support - Driver Check Running on Windows XP, Remote Unauthorized Access

Notice:: The information in this security bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release date : 13-Jun-2007

Last updated : 21-May-2018

Potential Security Impact:
Remote unauthorized access

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with an ActiveX control in HP Instant Support - Driver Check running on Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could be remotely exploited to allow unauthorized access to the system.
Reference Number
none
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP Instant Support - Driver Check earlier than v1.5.0.3 running on Microsoft Windows XP, XP Professional, XP Home Edition, XP Tablet PC Edition
BACKGROUND
The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks John Heasman of NGSSoftware ( http://www.ngssoftware.com) for reporting this vulnerability to security-alert@hp.com.
The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks Carlo Di Dato (aka shinnai) for reporting this vulnerability to security-alert@hp.com.
RESOLUTION
HP has provided the software update, HP Instant Support - Driver Check v1.5.0.3 or later to resolve this vulnerability. To update, visit HP Instant Support - Driver Check page and perform the following steps:
  1. On the initial screen, click [Check Now].
  2. If there is a version of the ActiveX control older than 1.5.0.3, the next screen will explain that the control needs to be updated.
  3. Click [Continue] to update the ActiveX control.
  4. Close the HP Instant Support - Driver Check application or continue to use it.
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
None
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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, visit http://www.hp.com/go/contacthp to learn about your HP support options.
Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported product, send email to: hp-security-alert@hp.com.
Subscribe: To initiate a subscription to receive future HP Security Bulletin alerts via email, visit https://h41369.www4.hp.com/alerts-signup.php?lang=en&cc=US&jumpid=hpsc_profile.
Security Bulletin Archive: To view released Security Bulletins, search the HP Support Site for "security bulletin".
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
GN
HP General Software
It is strongly recommended that security related information being communicated to HP be encrypted using PGP, especially exploit information.
To get the security-alert PGP key, please send an e-mail message as follows:
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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."
REVISION HISTORY : Version: 1 (rev.1) - 2 July 2007 Initial Release ; Version: 2 (rev.2) - 21 July 2017 Fixed URL, replaced resolution process. Added boilerplate reuse c05565415

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