This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.
This signature detects attempt to exploit a file overwrite vulnerability by passing specially crafted arguments into vulnerable methods of HP Software Update ActiveX Control.
An attacker can exploit these issues by enticing an unsuspecting victim to visit a malicious HTML page.
Successfully exploiting these issues allows remote attackers to launch arbitrary applications with the privileges of the application running the ActiveX control (typically Internet Explorer).
- Hpufunction.dll 18.104.22.168 is vulnerable; other versions may also be affected.