Advisory Details

January 12th, 2012

HP Easy Printer Care XMLCacheMgr Class ActiveX Control Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-12-013
ZDI-CAN-1093

CVE ID CVE-2011-4786
CVSS SCORE 9, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Hewlett-Packard
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Easy Printer Care
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 11701. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


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.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Hewlett-Packard has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=emr_na-c02949847
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2011-04-01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2012-01-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod
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