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HPSBGN03542 rev.1 - HPE Operations Manager for Windows using Java Deserialization, Remote Arbitrary Code Execution


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Version: 1

HPSBGN03542 rev.1 - HPE Operations Manager for Windows using Java Deserialization, Remote Arbitrary Code Execution
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2016-01-29

Last Updated: 2016-01-29

Potential Security Impact: Remote Code Execution

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE Product Security Response Team


A vulnerability in Apache Commons Collections for handling Java object deserialization was addressed by HPE Operations Manager for Windows. The vulnerability could be exploited remotely to allow remote code execution.

  • CVE-2016-1985
  • PSRT102960
  • CERT-VU#576313

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

  • Operations Manager for Windows v8.x, and v9.0.


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 mitigation information available to resolve the vulnerability for the impacted versions of Operations Manager for windows:

Version:1 (rev.1) - 29 January 2016 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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