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[security bulletin] HPSBST03155 rev.1 - HP StoreFabric H-series switches running Bash Shell, Remote Code Execution
Nov 11 2014 10:49PM
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c04487573
HPSBST03155 rev.1 - HP StoreFabric H-series switches running Bash Shell,
Remote Code Execution
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2014-11-11
Last Updated: 2014-11-11
Potential Security Impact: Remote code execution
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP StoreFabric
H-series switches running Bash Shell. This is the Bash Shell vulnerability
known as "ShellShock" which could be exploited remotely to allow execution of
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
All HP StoreFabric H-series switches
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2014-6271 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) 10.0
CVE-2014-6277 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) 10.0
CVE-2014-6278 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) 10.0
CVE-2014-7169 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) 10.0
CVE-2014-7186 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) 10.0
CVE-2014-7187 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) 10.0
Information on CVSS is documented
in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
HP is actively working on a firmware update to resolve the vulnerability in
HP StoreFabric H-series switches. This bulletin will be revised when the
update is available.
HP recommends the following steps to reduce the risk of this
- Place the HP StoreFabric H-series switch and other data center
critical infrastructure behind a firewall to disallow access from the
- Change all HP StoreFabric switch default account passwords, including
the root passwords, from the default factory passwords.
- Examine the list of accounts, including ones on the switch and those
existing on remote authentication servers such as RADIUS, LDAP, and TACAS+,
to ensure only necessary personnel can gain access to HP StoreFabric H-series
switches. Delete guest accounts and temporary accounts created for one-time
- To avoid possible exploit through the embedded web GUI, QuickTools,
disable the web server with the following procedure:
NOTE: After completing this procedure, the user will not be able to
manage the switch using QuickTools.
1. Login to the Command Line Interface (CLI).
2. Execute the "admin start" command to enter into an admin session.
3. Execute the "set setup services" command and change setting for
EmbeddedGUIEnabled to "False".
Version:1 (rev.1) - 11 November 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.
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Bulletin, contact normal HP Services support channel. For other issues about
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