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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01327854
HPSBGN02305 SSRT080004 rev.1 - HP Compaq Business Notebook PC BIOS, Local Denial of Service (DoS)
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.
Release Date: 2008-03-27
Last Updated: 2008-03-27
Potential Security Impact: Local Denial of Service (DoS)
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP Compaq Business Notebook PC BIOS. The vulnerability could be exploited to create a Denial of Service (DoS).
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP Compaq Business Notebook PC
2210 Series BIOS vF.04 and earlier
2510 Series BIOS vF.08 and earlier
2710 Series BIOS vF.0D and earlier
6510 Series BIOS vF.0F and earlier
6710 Series BIOS vF.0F and earlier
6515 Series BIOS vF.0A and earlier
6715 Series BIOS vF.0A and earlier
6520 Series BIOS vF.08 and earlier
6720 Series BIOS vF.08 and earlier
6820 Series BIOS vF.08 and earlier
6910 Series BIOS vF.11 and earlier
8510 Series BIOS vF.0E and earlier
8710 Series BIOS vF.08 and earlier
Note: “Series” denotes all respective model numbers that are succeeded by the letter b, p, s or w. For example, 2210b
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2008-0211 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C) 4.6
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.
HP has provided BIOS updates to resolve this vulnerability, see the table below. There are two methods one can use to apply the updates.
The updates are available for download using the following procedures:
1. Open a web browser and visit http://www.hp.com
2. In the Search field, type the applicable SoftPaq number from the list below. Start the search.
3. Select an item from the search results.
4. Select Installation Instructions for further information.
1. Open a web browser and visit http://www.hp.com
2. Click on the link for HP Software & Drivers downloads web site
3. On the Support & Drivers page, type the model number in the Search field and then press Enter.
4. Select the operating system currently installed on the notebook.
5. In the BIOS section, click WinFlash for HP Notebook System BIOS. The version should be listed as a BIOS version from the table below or a later version.
6. Click the Download only button on the page to begin the download of the BIOS update. Save the file to a convenient folder on the PC.
7. Double-click the downloaded file to start the installation. Follow all prompts and restart the notebook when requested by the installation. Do not turn off the notebook until prompted to do so.
Note: It is recommended that the notebook PC use an AC adapter and be connected to the Internet with an Ethernet cable because interruptions in power or wireless connections may result in the download failing to install.
HP Compaq Business HP SoftPaq BIOS
Notebook PC Models Number Version
========================================2210 Series SP38417 vF.05 and later
2510 Series SP38414 vF.0A and later
2710 Series SP38613 vF.10 and later
6510 Series SP38259 vF.10 and later
6710 Series SP38259 vF.10 and later
6515 Series SP38655 vF.0B and later
6715 Series SP38655 vF.0B and later
6520 Series SP38296 vF.09 and later
6720 Series SP38296 vF.09 and later
6820 Series SP38296 vF.09 and later
6910 Series SP38582 vF.13 and later
8510 Series SP38459 vF.0F and later
8710 Series SP38491 vF.0B and later
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Version: 1 (rev.1) - 27 March 2008 Initial release
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