Hackers can remotely exploit bug in HP PCs, Laptops and Tablets

If you have a HP Laptop, PC or a Notebook with HP lt4112 LTE/HSPA+ Gobi 4G Module onboard, it might have a few bugs recently reported. The HP machines according to a recently submitted security report are susceptible to some critical vulnerabilities namely CVE-2015-5367, CVE-2015-5368 and SSRT101965. The security report published on the support page of HP reports that potential hackers can now execute the arbitrary code of system remotely via this module.

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The reported HP lt4112 LTE/HSPA+ Gobi 4G Module is used by HP to connect the users to 3G/4G/LTE radios.

The PCs/Laptops and Notebooks vulnerable to this module error include-

  • HP EliteBook 725 G2
  • HP EliteBook 745 G1
  • HP EliteBook 755 G2
  • HP EliteBook 820 G1
  • HP EliteBook 820 G2
  • HP EliteBook 840 G1
  • HP EliteBook 840 G2
  • HP EliteBook 850 G1
  • HP EliteBook 850 G2
  • HP EliteBook 1040 G1
  • HP EliteBook 1040 G2
  • HP EliteBook Folio 9470m
  • HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
  • HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G3
  • HP ElitePad 1000 G2
  • HP Elite x2 1011 G2
  • HP ProBook 430 G1
  • HP ProBook 430 G2
  • HP ProBook 440 G0
  • HP ProBook 440 G1
  • HP ProBook 440 G2
  • HP ProBook 450 G0
  • HP ProBook 450 G1
  • HP ProBook 450 G2
  • HP ProBook 640 G1
  • HP ProBook 645 G1
  • HP ProBook 650 G1
  • HP ProBook 655 G1
  • HP Pro x2 612 G1
  • HP Spectre x2 13-SMB Pro
  • HP ZBook 14
  • HP ZBook 14 G2
  • HP ZBook 15
  • HP ZBook 15 G2
  • HP ZBook 15u HP ZBook 17
  • HP Zbook 17 G2
  • mt41 Thin Client

The threat issue was first reported by Advanced Threat Research team at Intel Security. Soon after being reported, HP provided some important firmware updates to address the vulnerabilities.

Check if your HP machine is in the list above and head over to hp.com, select “Support” and download the drivers. Use “Find my product” to select your machine name and choose the compatible drivers. Make sure you select the correct operating system before downloading the drivers.

HP also recommends to download the Firmware 12.500.00.15.1803 from the Download Index of their Support Page. Follow the instructions and install the firmware on your HP Device.

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