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HPESBGN03734 rev.1 - HPE Vertica Analytics Platform, Remote Gain Privileged Access


Document ID: hpesbgn03734en_us

Version: 1

HPESBGN03734 rev.1 - HPE Vertica Analytics Platform, Remote Gain Privileged Access
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2017-04-18

Last Updated: 2017-04-20

Potential Security Impact: Remote: Gain Privileged Access

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE Product Security Response Team


A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HPE Vertica Analytics Platform. This vulnerability could be remotely exploited to gain privileged access.

References: CVE-2017-5802 - Remote Gain Privileged Access

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

HP Vertica Analytics Platform - v4.1 and later


CVSS Version 3.0 and Version 2.0 Base Metrics
V3 Vector
V3 Base Score
V2 Vector
V2 Base Score
Information on CVSS is documented in HPE Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise thanks Fortinet for reporting this vulnerability to


HPE has provided following software updates to resolve the vulnerabilities in the impacted versions of Vertica.

Note: For Vertica versions prior to 6.1.3, please contact HPE Technical Support for assistance.

Version:1 (rev.1) - 17 April 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.

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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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