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HP suffers another security issue

  • Report published by Help Net Security magazine
  • HP Device Manager solution software vulnerabilities may allow full system takeover by hackers
  • Device Manager is an application for remote management of HP devices
  • Security researchers Nick Bloor found 3 vulnerabilities that could be chained together to achieve unauthenticated remote command execution as SYSTEM, security researcher
  • The vulnerabilities have been patched by HP nearly two weeks ago, but additional vulnerability and research details published this week may help attackers to craft a working exploit.
  • susceptible to dictionary attacks due to weak cipher implementation
  • allows a malicious actor to remotely gain unauthorized access to resources
  • also allows a malicious actor to gain SYSTEM privileges
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