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[security bulletin] HPESBGN03761 rev.1 - HPE Virtualization Performance Viewer (VPV)/ Cloud Optimizer using Linux, Remote Escalation of Privilege Jun 15 2017 10:21PM
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03761en_us

SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: hpesbgn03761en_us

Version: 1

HPESBGN03761 rev.1 - HPE Virtualization Performance Viewer (VPV)/ Cloud

Optimizer using Linux, Remote Escalation of Privilege

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as

soon as possible.

Release Date: 2017-06-15

Last Updated: 2017-06-15

Potential Security Impact: Remote: Escalation of Privilege

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Product Security Response Team

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY

A security vulnerability in Linux kernel, also known as "Dirty COW", has been

addressed in HPE Virtualization Performance Viewer (VPV)/ Cloud Optimizer

Virtual appliance. This vulnerability could be exploited remotely to allow

escalation of privilege.

References:

- CVE-2016-5195 - Linux kernel vulnerability, "Dirty COW"

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

- HPE Cloud Optimizer - v1.10, v1.20, v2.0, v2.01, v2.10, v2.20/ CO

v3.0, v3.01

BACKGROUND

CVSS Base Metrics

=================

Reference, CVSS V3 Score/Vector, CVSS V2 Score/Vector

CVE-2016-5195

7.8 CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

7.2 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Information on CVSS is documented in

HPE Customer Notice HPSN-2008-002 here:

https://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c013454
99

RESOLUTION

HPE has made the following mitigation information available to resolve the

vulnerability for the impacted versions of HPE Virtualization Performance

Viewer (VPV)/ Cloud Optimizer Virtual appliance:

1. Login to the system, execute the following commands with root privileges:

2. Stop ovc processes: ovc stop

3. Stop vertica db: su pv_vertica -c "/opt/vertica/bin/adminTools -t stop_db

- -d pv -i -F"

4. Update the system: yum update kernel

5. Reboot the server: /sbin/shutdown -r now

HISTORY

Version:1 (rev.1) - 15 June 2017 Initial release

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be

installed on systems running Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) 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 HPE Services support channel. For other issues about

the content of this Security Bulletin, send e-mail to security-alert (at) hpe (dot) com. [email concealed]

Report: To report a potential security vulnerability for any HPE supported

product:

Web form: https://www.hpe.com/info/report-security-vulnerability

Email: security-alert (at) hpe (dot) com [email concealed]

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Security Bulletin Archive: A list of recently released Security Bulletins is

available here: http://www.hpe.com/support/Security_Bulletin_Archive

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 = HPE General Software

HF = HPE Hardware and Firmware

MU = Multi-Platform Software

NS = NonStop Servers

OV = OpenVMS

PV = ProCurve

ST = Storage Software

UX = HP-UX

Copyright 2016 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise shall not be liable for technical or editorial

errors or omissions contained herein. The information provided is provided

"as is" without warranty of any kind. To the extent permitted by law, neither

HP or its affiliates, subcontractors or suppliers will be liable for

incidental,special or consequential damages including downtime cost; lost

profits; damages relating to the procurement of substitute products or

services; or damages for loss of data, or software restoration. The

information in this document is subject to change without notice. Hewlett

Packard Enterprise and the names of Hewlett Packard Enterprise products

referenced herein are trademarks of Hewlett Packard Enterprise in the United

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