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HPSBGN03430 rev.3 - HP ArcSight products, Local Elevation of Privilege


Document ID: c04872416

Version: 3

HPSBGN03430 rev.3 - HP ArcSight products, Local Elevation of Privilege
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2015-10-30

Last Updated: 2016-08-30

Potential Security Impact: Local Elevation of Privilege

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE Product Security Response Team


A potential security vulnerability has been identified with ArcSight Management Center, ArcSight Connector Appliance, ArcSight Logger, and ArcSight SmartConnectors. The vulnerability could be exploited locally to allow elevation of privilege.

Note: The following products are not vulnerable if installed as a non-root user: ArcSight Management Center, ArcSight Connector Appliance, ArcSight Logger, and ArcSight SmartConnectors.

  • VU#842252
  • SSRT101901
  • SSRT102157
  • CVE-2015-6030

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

  • ArcSight Connector Appliance all versions
  • ArcSight Logger any version prior to 6.0P2
  • ArcSight ESM any 6.x version prior to 6.5SP1P2
  • ArcSight Connectors any version prior to 7.1.4
  • ArcSight Management Center any version prior to 2.0P2 security update 071515
  • ArcSight Express 4.0 and 4.0 Patch 1 versions


CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Base Vector
Base Score
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002

The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks Hubert mach and Julian Horoszkiewicz for reporting this vulnerability to CERT and to


HP has made the following software updates available to resolve the vulnerabilities.

The updates may be downloaded from:

  • ArcSight Management Center v2.0P2 security update 071515, v2.1 or later
  • ArcSight Logger v6.0P2 or later, v6.1 or later
  • ArcSight ESM v6.5SP1P2 or later, v6.8P1 or later
  • ArcSight SmartConnectors v7.1.4 or later
  • ArcSight Express Security Update January 7 2016 for AE 4.0 Patch 1

Version:1 (rev.1) - 3 November 2015 Initial release
Version:2 (rev.2) - 9 November 2015 version 2
Version:3 (rev.3) - 5 February 2016 added ArcSight Express

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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