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Bulletin: HPE ConvergedSystems 700 - Side Channel Analysis Method Allows Improper Information Disclosure in Microprocessors (CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5754)


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Bulletin: HPE ConvergedSystems 700 - Side Channel Analysis Method Allows Improper Information Disclosure in Microprocessors (CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5754)
NOTICE: The information in this document, including products and software versions, is current as of the Release Date. This document is subject to change without notice.

Release Date: 2018-01-17

Last Updated: 2018-01-16


On January 3, 2018, side-channel security vulnerabilities involving speculative execution were publicly disclosed. These vulnerabilities may impact the listed HPE products, potentially leading to information disclosure and elevation of privilege. Mitigation and resolution of these vulnerabilities calls for a System ROM update, VMware vCenter and vSphere update for 5.5, 6.0 and 6.5 versions along with microcode and potentially an update to all the virtual machine hosted on the VMware ESXi host (both management and compute servers).

Intel has provided a high level statement here: Non-HPE site

Operating System Vendor Response:

VMware:  Non-HPE site

HPE published advisory for required System ROM updates:

For additional information: Non-HPE site


Any of following HPE ConvergedSystems products are affected:

  • HPE ConvergedSystem 700 1.0/1.1
  • HPE ConvergedSystem 700x 1.0
  • HPE ConvergedSystem 700x 1.0 for VMware
  • HPE ConvergedSystem 700x 1.1
  • HPE ConvergedSystem 700x 1.1 for VMware
  • HPE ConvergedSystem 700 2.0 for VMware


HPE ConvergedSystems Engineering is currently qualifying the necessary combination of updates for HPE ConvergedSystems 700 for VMware product variants.

This communication will be updated with further information as it becomes available.

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Hardware Platforms Affected: HPE ConvergedSystem 700 for Virtualization, HP ConvergedSystem 700 for Virtualization 1.1, HP ConvergedSystem 700x v1.1 Foundation Kit, HP ConvergedSystem 700x v1.1 VMware Kit
Operating Systems Affected: Not Applicable
Software Affected: Not Applicable
Support Communication Cross Reference ID: SIK2924
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