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Document ID: c05648974

Version: 2

HPSBGN03561 rev.2 - HP Support Assistant Potential Escalation of Privilege

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

Release date : 28-Aug-2017

Last updated : 05-Sep-2017

Potential Security Impact:
Escalation of privilege and unauthorized modification of directories or files.
Source: HP, HP Product Security Response Team (PSRT)
Reported by: Danny Wei of Tencent's Xuanwu Lab

The vulnerability allows attacker to extract binaries into protected file system locations.
Reference Number
CVE-2017-2744, PSR-2017-0056
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP Support Assistant version 8
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CVSS 3.0 Base Metrics
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Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN­2008­002.
A patch was released on July 11, 2017 which will automatically update HP Support Assistant clients. This patch is applied in version of the Framework which is part of HP Support Assistant.
To manually update HP Support Assistant to the latest version, please follow the steps below:
  1. Open HP Support Assistant from the start menu.
  2. Click About in the top right.
  3. The latest version of the Framework containing the fix is
  4. If this version or later of the Framework is not installed, select Check for latest version to install it.
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REVISION HISTORY : Version 1: Initial release ; Version 2, 5 September 2017: Updated resolution with manual steps to update the HPSA version

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