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HPSBHF03431 rev.3 - HPE Network Switches, local Bypass of Security Restrictions, Indirect Vulnerabilities


Document ID: c04920918

Version: 3

HPSBHF03431 rev.3 - HPE Network Switches, local Bypass of Security Restrictions, Indirect Vulnerabilities
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2015-12-11

Last Updated: 2016-04-01

Potential Security Impact: Remote Bypass Security Restrictions, Indirect Vulnerabilities

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


Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified with HPE Network Switches. The vulnerabilities could be exploited locally to allow bypass of security restrictions, and indirect vulnerabilities.

Note: Versions 15.16.xxxx and 15.17.xxxx were incorrectly identified as vulnerable, the only affected versions are KB.15.18.0006 & KB.15.18.0007.

  • CVE-2015-6859
  • CVE-2015-6860
  • PSRT102924

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

HPE Aruba Network Switches Firmware Version KB.15.18.0006, Firmware Version KB.15.18.0007


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CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Base Vector
Base Score
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002


HPE has made the following software update available to resolve the vulnerability.

  • HPE Network Switch software KB.15.18.0008
  • HPE Network Switch software KB.16.01.0004

Impacted switch model numbers:

  • J9821A HP 5406R zl2 Switch
  • J9822A HP 5412R zl2 Switch
  • J9823A HP 5406R-Gig-T-PoE+/SFP+ v2 zl2 Swch
  • J9824A HP 5406R-Gig-T-PoE+/SFP v2 zl2 Swch
  • J9825A HP 5412R-Gig-T-PoE+/SFP+ v2 zl2 Swch
  • J9826A HP 5412R-Gig-T-PoE+/SFP v2 zl2 Swch
  • J9850A HP 5406R zl2 Switch
  • J9851A HP 5412R zl2 Switch
  • J9868A HP 5406R-8XGT/8SFP+ v2 zl2 Swch

Version:1 (rev.1) - 10 November 2015 Initial release
Version:2 (rev.2) - 5 February 2016 Revised impacted software, impacted hardware products and resolution
Version:3 (rev.3) - 1 April 2016 Revised resolution

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.

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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 = HP General Software
HF = HP Hardware and Firmware
MU = Multi-Platform Software
NS = NonStop Servers
OV = OpenVMS
PV = ProCurve
ST = Storage Software

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