TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Hewlett-Packard Sprinter TTF16.ocx AttachToSS Memory Corruption Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-361: October 14th, 2014


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Affected Vendors

Affected Products

TippingPoint™ IPS Customer Protection

TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 16227. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:

Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of HP Sprinter. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The vulnerability is found in Tidestone Formula One ActiveX controls, which are installed as a part of HP Sprinter. By providing an improper parameter to the method AttachToSS provided by those controls, an attacker can execute code in the context of the browser.

Vendor Response

Hewlett-Packard has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2014-05-30 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2014-10-14 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi (rgod)