HP Instant Support Driver Check HPSDDX Class (SDD) ActiveX (sdd.dll) queryHub Function Overflow
High Nessus Plugin ID 25655
SynopsisThe remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by a buffer overflow issue.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionEither disable the use of this ActiveX control from within Internet Explorer by setting its kill bit or upgrade it to version 126.96.36.199 or later following the vendor advisory referenced above.