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HPESBGN03761 rev.1 - HPE Virtualization Performance Viewer (VPV)/ Cloud Optimizer using Linux, Remote Escalation of Privilege

SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: hpesbgn03761en_us

Version: 1

HPESBGN03761 rev.1 - HPE Virtualization Performance Viewer (VPV)/ Cloud Optimizer using Linux, Remote Escalation of Privilege
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2017-06-16

Last Updated: 2017-06-15


Potential Security Impact: Remote: Escalation of Privilege

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE Product Security Response Team

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY

A security vulnerability in Linux kernel, also known as "Dirty COW", has been addressed in HPE Virtualization Performance Viewer (VPV)/ Cloud Optimizer – Virtual appliance. This vulnerability could be exploited remotely to allow escalation of privilege.

References: CVE-2016-5195 - Linux kernel vulnerability, "Dirty COW"

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

HPE Cloud Optimizer - v1.10, v1.20, v2.0, v2.01, v2.10, v2.20/ CO – v3.0, v3.01

BACKGROUND

CVSS Version 3.0 and Version 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference
V3 Vector
V3 Base Score
V2 Vector
V2 Base Score
CVE-2016-5195
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
7.8
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
7.2
Information on CVSS is documented in HPE Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002

RESOLUTION

HPE has made the following mitigation information available to resolve the vulnerability for the impacted versions of HPE Virtualization Performance Viewer (VPV)/ Cloud Optimizer – Virtual appliance:

  1. Login to the system, execute the following commands with root privileges:
  2. Stop ovc processes: ovc –stop
  3. Stop vertica db: su pv_vertica -c "/opt/vertica/bin/adminTools -t stop_db -d pv -i -F"
  4. Update the system: yum update kernel
  5. Reboot the server: /sbin/shutdown -r now

HISTORY
Version:1 (rev.1) - 15 June 2017 Initial release

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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
UX = HP-UX

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