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Buffer Overflow in HP Device Access Manager for Protect Tools Information Store

Advisory ID:HTB23044
Product:HP Device Access Manager for Protect Tools Information Store
Vulnerable Versions:Prior to v.
Tested Version:
Advisory Publication:August 26, 2011 [without technical details]
Vendor Notification:August 26, 2011
Public Disclosure:December 1, 2011
Latest Update:December 2, 2011
Vulnerability Type:Buffer Errors [CWE-119]
CVE Reference:CVE-2011-4162
Risk Level:Critical
CVSSv2 Base Score:9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Solution Status:Fixed by Vendor
Discovered and Provided:High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab

Advisory Details:

High-Tech Bridge SA Security Research Lab has discovered vulnerabilities in HP Device Access Manager for Protect Tools Information Store which could be exploited to compromise vulnerable system.

1) Buffer overflow in HP Device Access Manager for Protect Tools Information Store: CVE-2011-4162
The vulnerability exists due to an error in the Device Access Manager ActiveX Control (PTDMInformationStore.dll) while handling the AddUser(), AddUserEx(), RemoveUser(), RemoveUserByGuide(), RemoveUserEx() and RemoveUserRegardless() methods. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted webpage, cause heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

Exploitation example:
<object id="target"
</object >
<SCRIPT language="JavaScript">
function Do_It()
arg1=String(1044, "X")
target.AddUser arg1
<input onclick="Do_It()" type="button" value="P0c">

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HPSBHF02723 SSRT100536:

HP has made HP Protect Tools Device Access Manager (PTDAM) for Windows updates available to resolve the vulnerability for products running PTDAM v6 software.

PTDAM v6.1.0.1 or subsequent is provided as a SoftPaq in the Download drivers and software page for each impacted product listed above.
To access the updated software, go to then
- select support and drivers
- go to drivers and software
- enter the PC model number
- select the Windows operating system version from the table
- The Protect Tools Device Access Manager is available as a download from the Download drivers and software page
- Choose the latest Device Access Manager for Protect Tools (v6.1.0.1 or subsequent)

[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23044 - - Buffer Overflow in HP Device Access Manager for Protect Tools Information Store.
[2] Device Access Manager for HP ProtectTools - - The Device Access Manager allows administrators to control access to the devices on a system and protect against unauthorized access on supported notebooks with supported operating systmes.
[3] Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) - - international in scope and free for public use, CVE® is a dictionary of publicly known information security vulnerabilities and exposures.
[4] Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) - - targeted to developers and security practitioners, CWE is a formal list of software weakness types.

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