HP Sprinter Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (Oct 31, 2014)


HP Sprinter is HP’s solution for manual testing. Sprinter provides advanced functionality and tools to make manual testing more efficient and effective, for example, capturing user actions as steps in a formal test, data injection for eliminating the manual repetition of tests, automated defect scanners for key conditions such as spelling and compliance. Sprinter can also create and work with Excel spreadsheets by communicating with a third party ActiveX control object.

Multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities exist in HP Sprinter. The vulnerabilities are due to insufficient validation while processing the user supplied arguments to call the third party ActiveX object. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to visit a crafted web page using Internet Explorer. Successful exploitation can lead to arbitrary code execution in the security context of the logged-in user.

Dell SonicWALL Threat Research Team has researched these vulnerabilities and released the following IPS signature to address these issues:

  • 5849 HP Sprinter Remote Code Execution 1
  • 5851 HP Sprinter Remote Code Execution 2
  • 5854 HP Sprinter Remote Code Execution 3
  • 5858 HP Sprinter Remote Code Execution 4

This vulnerability is referred by CVE as CVE-2014-2635.

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