[security bulletin] HPESB3P03762 rev.1 - HPE C Switch Software using Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM), Remote Code Execution Aug 10 2017 08:30PM
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Document ID: hpesb3p03762en_us

Version: 1

HPESB3P03762 rev.1 - HPE C Switch Software using Cisco Prime Data Center

Network Manager (DCNM), Remote Code Execution

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

soon as possible.

Release Date: 2017-08-10

Last Updated: 2017-08-10

Potential Security Impact: Remote: Code Execution

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Product Security Response Team


HPE StoreFabric C-series Switch Software uses Ciscos Prime Data Center

Network Manager (DCNM). Cisco has identified a remote code execution

vulnerability in two versions of Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager

(DCNM) which HPE had included for download for customers under contract from

the HPE Support Center. The affected versions of DCNM are 10.1(1) and

10.1(2). HPE bundled these DCNM versions with the following MDS and Nexus

firmware downloads:

* MDS 7.3(0)DY(1), released February 2017

* MDS 7.3(1)DY(1), released April 2017

* Nexus 5.2(1)N1(9b), released May 2017

**Note:** A vulnerability in the role-based access control (RBAC)

functionality of Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) could allow

an unauthenticated, remote attacker to access sensitive information or

execute arbitrary code with root privileges on an affected system. The

vulnerability is due to the lack of authentication and authorization

mechanisms for a debugging tool that was inadvertently enabled in the

affected software. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by remotely

connecting to the debugging tool via TCP. A successful exploit could allow

the attacker to access sensitive information about the affected software or

execute arbitrary code with root privileges on the affected system.


- CVE-2017-6639

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

- HP C-series Switch Software Data Center Network Manager Version 10.1(1),



CVSS Base Metrics


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


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

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

Information on CVSS is documented in

HPE Customer Notice HPSN-2008-002 here:



There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability. Cisco has released

software updates that address this vulnerability with DCNM 10.2(1). HPE has

made the updates available to customers under contract through HPE Support


* <http://www.hpe.com/support/hpesc>

**It is essential that all HPE customers who had previously downloaded any of

the firmware and DCNM packages above download again with the updated packages

from the HPE Support Center.** All packages have been updated to include DCNM

10.2(1), and they are listed here:

* MDS 7.3(0)DY(1), released June 2017

* MDS 7.3(1)DY(1), released June 2017

* Nexus 5.2(1)N1(9b), released June 2017


Version:1 (rev.1) - 11 August 2017 Initial release

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installed on systems running Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) software

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