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HPSBGN03555 rev.1 - HPE Vertica Analytics, Management Console, Remote Disclosure of Sensitive information, Execution of Arbitrary Code with Root Privileges


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HPSBGN03555 rev.1 - HPE Vertica Analytics, Management Console, Remote Disclosure of Sensitive information, Execution of Arbitrary Code with Root Privileges
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2016-04-15

Last Updated: 2016-04-15

Potential Security Impact: Remote Disclosure of Sensitive Information, Execution of Arbitrary Code With Root Privileges

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE Product Security Response Team


Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified with HPE Vertica Analytics Management Console. The vulnerabilities could be remotely exploited resulting in disclosure of sensitive information or execution of arbitrary code with root privileges.

  • PSRT102958
  • CVE-2016-2002
  • ZDI-CAN-3417

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

HP Vertica Analytics Platform Management Console v7.0.2.12, v7.1.2, v7.2.0, v7.2.1


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

Hewlett Packard Enterprise thanks Agix working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) for reporting this issue to


HPE has released the following software updates to resolve the vulnerabilities for HPE Vertica Management Console.

  • Vertica v7.0.1 - upgrade to v7.0.2.12 or later
  • Vertica v7.1.1 - upgrade to v7.1.2-12 or later
  • Vertica v7.2.1 - upgrade to v7.2.2-1 or later


  • Update to the latest VM image available at: Non-HPE site

  • For customers using the AMI version of the HPE Vertica Analytics platform, please install the latest image available at Amazon

Version:1 (rev.1) - 15 April 2016 Initial release

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