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HPSBST03598 rev.1 - HPE 3PAR OS using glibc, Remote Denial of Service (DoS), Arbitrary Code Execution


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HPSBST03598 rev.1 - HPE 3PAR OS using glibc, Remote Denial of Service (DoS), Arbitrary Code Execution
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 Arbitrary Code Execution, Denial of Service (DoS)

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE Product Security Response Team


HPE 3PAR OS has addressed stack based buffer overflows in glibc's implementation of getaddrinfo(). This vulnerability could be remotely exploited to cause Denial of Service (DoS) or allow execution of arbitrary code on the host with the permissions of a user running glibc library.

  • CVE-2015-7547
  • PSRT110105

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

HPE 3PAR OS versions 3.1.3 and later, prior to 3.2.1 MU5 and 3.2.2 MU2 using glibc


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 software updates and mitigation information to resolve the vulnerability in 3PAR OS using glibc.

  • 3PAR OS 3.2.1 MU5 and 3.2.2 MU2

    • HPE recommends prior impacted versions update to 3PAR OS 3.2.1 MU 5 or 3.2.2 MU2.
    • glibc has been updated in these releases to resolve the glibc vulnerability.
  • 3PAR OS 3.1.3 is also vulnerable but will not be fixed.

    Mitigation: The best protection to guard against exploitation of this vulnerability is to securely configure and operate the storage array in accordance with the HPE 3PAR Configuration Guidelines documentation. Please contact HPE Technical Support for assistance.

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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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
MU = Multi-Platform Software
NS = NonStop Servers
OV = OpenVMS
PV = ProCurve
ST = Storage Software

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