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HPSBGN03556 rev.1 - ArcSight ESM and ESM Express, Remote Arbitrary File Download, Local Arbitrary Command Execution


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HPSBGN03556 rev.1 - ArcSight ESM and ESM Express, Remote Arbitrary File Download, Local Arbitrary Command Execution
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2016-03-14

Last Updated: 2016-03-14

Potential Security Impact: Remote arbitrary file download, local arbitrary command execution

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE Product Security Response Team


Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified with ArcSight ESM and ESM Express. The vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely to trick an unsuspecting user into downloading arbitrary files, or running arbitrary commands on the local system.

  • CVE-2016-1990
  • CVE-2016-1991
  • PSRT102039

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

  • HP ArcSight ESM Express all versions
  • HP ArcSight ESM 5.x versions prior to 5.6, 6.0, 6.5.x prior to 6.5C SP1 Patch 2, 6.8c


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

The Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company thanks Clive Reeves of Telestra for reporting these vulnerabilities to


HPE has made the following software updates available to resolve the vulnerabilities. The updates may be downloaded from:

  • HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager versions v5.6, v6.5C SP1 Patch 2, v6.8c P1, and v6.9.1
  • HP ArcSight ESM Express version v6.9.1

Version:1 (rev.1) - 14 March 2016 Initial release

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