HP Instant Support Driver Check HPSDDX Class (SDD) ActiveX (sdd.dll) queryHub Function Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 25655


The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by a buffer overflow issue.


The remote host contains the SDD ActiveX control, a part of HP Instant Support.

The version of this control on the remote host is reportedly affected by a buffer overflow that can be triggered by a long argument to its 'queryHub' method. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into visiting a specially crafted web page, these issues could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's privileges.


Either disable the use of this ActiveX control from within Internet Explorer by setting its kill bit or upgrade it to version or later following the vendor advisory referenced above.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25655

File Name: hp_instant_support_sdd_activex_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2007/07/03

Modified: 2016/10/27

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:hp:instant_support

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/07/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3554

BID: 24730

OSVDB: 37832

EDB-ID: 4137