[security bulletin] HPSBST02459 SSRT080134 rev.2 - HP StorageWorks Remote Management Interface (RMI) for MSL Tape Libraries and 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloaders, Denial of Service (DoS) Sep 18 2009 02:57PM
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HPSBST02459 SSRT080134 rev.2 - HP StorageWorks Remote Management Interface (RMI) for MSL Tape Libraries and 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloaders, Denial of Service (DoS)

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

Release Date: 2009-09-15
Last Updated: 2009-09-15

Potential Security Impact: Denial of Service (DoS)

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team

A potential security vulnerability has been identified on the HP StorageWorks Remote Management Interface (RMI) for MSL Tape Libraries and 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloaders. The vulnerability could be remotely exploited to create a Denial of Service (DoS).

References: CVE-2009-2680

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP StorageWorks 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader firmware v 2.30 and earlier
HP StorageWorks MSL2024 Tape Library firmware v 4.20 and earlier
HP StorageWorks MSL4048 Tape Library firmware v 6.50 and earlier
HP StorageWorks MSL8096 Tape Library firmware v 8.90 and earlier


CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2009-2680 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:C) 8.5
Information on CVSS is documented
in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002

The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks Alexander Polyakov at the Digital Security Research Group for reporting this vulnerability to security-alert (at) hp (dot) com. [email concealed]


HP has released the following firmware updates to resolve the vulnerability.

To obtain HP StorageWorks 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader, MSL2024, MSL4048, and MSL8096 library firmware files, follow these steps:

Go to http://www.hp.com/support/storage

Select the appropriate product from the list and follow the instructions from the web page.

Note : In case of problems finding the appropriate product or firmware, use the Product Search function from http://www.hp.com/support/downloads
Alternatively, firmware files are available through the HP StorageWorks Library and Tape Tools diagnostic: http://www.hp.com/support/tapetools

Firmware Version

HP StorageWorks 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader
firmware v 2.50 or later

HP StorageWorks MSL2024 Tape Library
firmware v 4.40 or later

HP StorageWorks MSL4048 Tape Library
firmware v 6.70 or later

HP StorageWorks MSL8096 Tape Library
firmware v 9.10 or later

Once the firmware update download has started, do not power-off the unit or interrupt the firmware download process until the firmware download is complete. Doing so could leave the product in a non-usable state.

Version:1 (rev.1) - 14 September 2009 Initial release
Version:2 (rev.2) - 15 September 2009 Added CVE numbers assigned to this issue.

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.

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* The Software Product Category that this Security Bulletin
relates to is represented by the 5th and 6th characters
of the Bulletin number in the title:

GN = HP General SW
MA = HP Management Agents
MI = Misc. 3rd Party SW
NS = HP NonStop Servers
PI = HP Printing & Imaging
ST = HP Storage SW
TL = HP Trusted Linux
TU = HP Tru64 UNIX
VV = HP VirtualVault

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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