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HPSBHF03592 rev.1 - HPE VAN SDN Controller OVA using OpenSSL, Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities


Document ID: c05126404

Version: 1

HPSBHF03592 rev.1 - HPE VAN SDN Controller OVA using OpenSSL, Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2016-05-11

Last Updated: 2016-05-11

Potential Security Impact: Remote Denial of Service (DoS), Remote Unauthorized Disclosure of Information, Remote Unauthorized Modification Of Information

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE Product Security Response Team


Several potential security vulnerabilities have been identified in the OpenFlow Virtual Appliance (OVA) version of the HPE VAN SDN Controller using OpenSSL which could be exploited remotely to allow Denial of Service (DoS), unauthorized disclosure of information, and unauthorized modification of information.

  • CVE-2016-0705
  • CVE-2016-0799
  • CVE-2016-2842

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.



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


HPE has provided the following instructions to mitigate these vulnerabilities in the OVA version of HPE VAN SDN Controller:

Follow these steps to update the version of OpenSSL in the controller, which reduces the risk of these vulnerabilities:

  • If a proxy is configured to access the Internet:

    • Edit the "apt.conf" file found in the /etc/apt directory.
    • Add the http proxy setting by adding a line similar to the following:

      Acquire::http::Proxy "http://proxy-ip:proxy-port/";

  • Create and Edit the sources.list file in the /etc/apt directory:

    • Add the line: deb jessie/updates main contrib non-free
  • Run updates for apt-get indexes:

    • sudo apt-get update
  • Run apt-get upgrade command to upgrade openssl version:

    • sudo apt-get upgrade openssl
  • Remove the "sources.list" file from /etc/apt directory.

  • If a proxy is configured in the first step:

    • Edit the "apt.conf" file found in the /etc/apt directory.
    • Remove the http proxy setting by removing the line added in step 1:

      Acquire::http::Proxy "http://proxy-ip:proxy-port/";

  • Reboot the system to use the newer version of OpenSSL.

Version:1 (rev.1) - 11 May 2016 Initial release

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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