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HPSBGN03514 rev.1 - HP Software Update, Local Gain Privileged Access

SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: c04801217

Version: 1

HPSBGN03514 rev.1 - HP Software Update, Local Gain Privileged Access
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2015-09-18

Last Updated: 2015-09-18


Potential Security Impact: Gain Privileged Access

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE Product Security Response Team

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY

A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HP Software Update. This vulnerability could be exploited locally to gain unauthorized privileges.

References:
  • SSRT102089
  • CVE-2015-5442

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

HP Software Update All versions prior to 5.005.002.002

BACKGROUND

CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference
Base Vector
Base Score
CVE-2015-5442
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
4.3
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002

RESOLUTION

HP Software Update normally updates itself automatically. HP has also provided the following patch to HP Software Update to fix this vulnerability if the normal update does not occur:

http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Update-Software/3892976/model/3892989

HISTORY
Version:1 (rev.1) - 18 September 2015 Initial release

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be installed on systems running HP software products should be applied in accordance with the customer's patch management policy.

Support: For issues about implementing the recommendations of this Security Bulletin, contact normal HP Services support channel. For other issues about the content of this Security Bulletin, send e-mail to security-alert@hp.com.

Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported product, send Email to: security-alert@hp.com

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Security Bulletin Archive: A list of recently released Security Bulletins is available here: https://h20564.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/secBullArchive

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
MP = MPE/iX
MU = Multi-Platform Software
NS = NonStop Servers
OV = OpenVMS
PI = Printing and Imaging
PV = ProCurve
ST = Storage Software
TU = Tru64 UNIX
UX = HP-UX

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