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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
SSRT100254 rev.1 - Palm webOS, Code execution vulnerability
in Palm webOS service API
28 October 2010
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Palm webOS
Operating System: Mobile Device
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2010-4026
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c02516786
HPSBMI02580 SSRT100254 rev.1 - Palm webOS, Code execution vulnerability in Palm webOS service API
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.
Release Date: 2010-10-26
Last Updated: 2010-10-26
Potential Security Impact: Execution of arbitrary code
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with a Palm webOS service API. This vulnerability could be exploited by a local user on the device, who already has gained the ability to issue privileged webOS service calls, to execute arbitrary code.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
Palm webOS 1.4.1
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2010-4026 (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) 6.2
Information on CVSS is documented
in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks Nils of MWR InfoSecurity for reporting this vulnerability to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The vulnerability can be resolved by updating affected devices to webOS version 1.4.5 or subsequent. This update will be provided automatically from the wireless carrier.
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Version:1 (rev.1) - 26 October 2010 Initial Release
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