HP Easy Printer Care XMLCacheMgr Class ActiveX Control Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-12-013: January 12th, 2012
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of HP Easy Printer Care. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.
The specific flaw exists within the XMLCacheMgr class ActiveX control (CLSID 6F255F99-6961-48DC-B17E-6E1BCCBC0EE3). The CacheDocumentXMLWithId() method is vulnerable to directory traversal and arbitrary write, which allows an attacker to write malicious content to the filesystem. A remote attacker could leverage this vulnerability to gain code execution under the context of the web browser.
Vendor ResponseHewlett-Packard has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2011-04-01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2012-01-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod