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[security bulletin] HPSBHF02946 rev.1 - HP Servers with NVIDIA GPU Computing Driver, Elevation of Privilege
May 09 2014 05:49PM
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c04036775
HPSBHF02946 rev.1 - HP Servers with NVIDIA GPU Computing Driver, Elevation of
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2014-05-09
Last Updated: 2014-05-09
Potential Security Impact: Elevation of privilege
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with certain HP
servers that use NVIDIA Computing GPU processors. The vulnerability could be
exploited resulting in an elevation of privilege.
References: CVE-2013-5987, SSRT101355
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
M2050, M2070, M2070Q, M2075, M2090
M2070Q, M2075, M2090, K10, K20, K20X
M2070Q, M2075, M2090, K10, K20, K20X
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2013-5987 (AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C) 6.6
Information on CVSS is documented
in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks NVIDIA and Marcin Kocielnicki from the
X.Org Foundation Nouveau project for reporting this issue to
security-alert (at) hp (dot) com. [email concealed]
HP has provided an updated NVIDIA firmware driver version that resolves the
security vulnerability. Download the firmware driver from hp.com
Go to support and drivers.
Search for the server model and then choose the operating system.
Select "Driver - NVIDIA Computing."
For Windows choose the Driver NVIDIA Computing v3.21.01 or a subsequent
For Linux choose the Driver NVIDIA Computing v3.19.72 or a subsequent version
Version:1 (rev.1) - 9 May 2014 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 (at) hp (dot) com. [email concealed]
Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported
product, send Email to: security-alert (at) hp (dot) com [email concealed]
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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
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