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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
SSRT100379 rev.1 - HP/Palm webOS, Execution of Arbitrary Code, Denial of
Service (DoS), Unauthorized File System Write Access
12 May 2011
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: HP/Palm webOS
Operating System: Mobile Device
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2011-1738 CVE-2011-1737
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c02822174
HPSBMI02632 SSRT100379 rev.1 - HP/Palm webOS, Execution of Arbitrary Code, Denial of Service (DoS), Unauthorized File System Write Access
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.
Release Date: 2011-05-09
Last Updated: 2011-05-09
Potential Security Impact: Execution of arbitrary code, Denial of Service (DoS), and unauthorized file system write access
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HP/Palm webOS which may allow malicious Plug-in Development Kit (PDK) applications to gain unauthorized file system write access, thereby allowing them to overwrite sensitive files and potentially lead to execution of arbitrary code.
References: CVE-2011-1737 (Email), CVE-2011-1738 (PDK applications)
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP/Palm webOS v1.4.5, v184.108.40.206
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2011-1737 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) 6.8
CVE-2011-1738 (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) 6.9
Information on CVSS is documented
in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks David Belcher, BlackBerry Security Research Group for reporting an HTML injection vulnerability to email@example.com.
The vulnerability can be resolved by updating affected devices to HP/Palm webOS version 2.1 or a subsequent webOS version. This update will be provided automatically from the wireless carrier.
Version:1 (rev.1) - 09 May 2011 Initial Release
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