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HP Easy Printer Care ActiveX Control Directory Traversal (CVE-2011-4786)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-186
Date Published: 10 May 2012
Severity: High
Last Updated: 18 Feb 2016
Industry Reference:CVE-2011-4786
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A directory traversal vulnerability has been reported in HP Easy Printer Care. The vulnerability is due to a lack of sanitization in the HPESPRIT.XMLCacheMgr.1 ActiveX control. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to visit a specially crafted web-page. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the security context of the target user.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the vulnerable ActiveX control.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the HP Easy Printer Care ActiveX Control Directory Traversal protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  HP Easy Printer Care ActiveX Control Directory Traversal

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