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HP Security Bulletin - HP ElitePad 900, Secure Boot Configuration Inconsistency (HPSBHF02865)
HPSBHF02865 SSRT101158 rev.1 - HP ElitePad 900, Secure Boot Configuration
Inconsistency
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as
possible.
Release Date: 2013-04-23
Last Updated: 2013-04-23
Potential Security Impact: Secure Boot configuration inconsistency
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY
A potential vulnerability has been identified with certain HP ElitePad tablet PCs.
The secure boot feature of the BIOS may not be enabled, allowing alternate operating
systems to be booted in contradiction with the BIOS configuration. Secure Boot is a
feature that, when enabled, prevents the system firmware from booting to unauthorized
boot loaders, option ROMs and operating systems that can run in the pre-boot
environment.

References: CVE-2012-5218
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP ElitePad 900 with BIOS version vF.00

BACKGROUND
For a PGP signed version of this security bulletin please write to:
security-alert@hp.com

CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics

Reference; Base vector; Base score
CVE-2012-5218; (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C); 7.2

Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
RESOLUTION
To resolve this vulnerability, HP has provided a BIOS firmware update. HP recommends
that BIOS version vF.01 or later be installed on all HP ElitePad 900 systems and that
Secure Boot be enabled.

HP ElitePad 900 BIOS version vF.01 is available from hp.com .
Select "Support & Drivers"
Select Drivers and Software, then enter "ElitePad 900" as the model number
Select the correct model number
Select the Operating System running on the ElitePad
From the product support page, download and install the "HP ElitePad 900 Driver and
Firmware Update" v1.0.0.8 or later.
Note: After the BIOS is updated, additional secure boot configuration steps are
needed
Go to Control Panel
Select HP BIOS Settings
Select "Secure Boot" to enable this feature.
HISTORY 
Version:1 (rev.1) - 23 April 2013 Initial release

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be installed
on systems running HP software products should be applied in accordance with the
customer's patch management policy.

Support: For issues about implementing the recommendations of this Security Bulletin,
contact normal HP Services support channel. For other issues about the content of
this Security Bulletin, send e-mail to security-alert@hp.com.

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https://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=emr_na-c02964
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Security Bulletin Archive: A list of recently released Security Bulletins is
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Software Product Category: The Software Product Category is represented in the title
by the two characters following HPSB.

3C = 3COM 
3P = 3rd Party Software 
GN = HP General Software 
HF = HP Hardware and Firmware 
MP = MPE/iX 
MU = Multi-Platform Software 
NS = NonStop Servers 
OV = OpenVMS 
PI = Printing and Imaging 
PV = ProCurve 
ST = Storage Software 
TU = Tru64 UNIX 
UX = HP-UX

System management and security procedures must be reviewed frequently to maintain
system integrity. HP is continually reviewing and enhancing the security features of
software products to provide customers with current secure solutions.




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