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HPSBGN03677 rev.1 - HPE Network Automation using RPCServlet and Java Deserialization, Remote Code Execution


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HPSBGN03677 rev.1 - HPE Network Automation using RPCServlet and Java Deserialization, Remote Code Execution
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2016-11-28

Last Updated: 2016-11-29

Potential Security Impact: Remote: Code Execution

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE Product Security Response Team


Potential security vulnerabilities in RPCServlet and Java deserialization were addressed by HPE Network Automation. The vulnerabilities could be remotely exploited to allow code execution.

References: CVE-2016-8511 - RPCServlet, Deserialization of Untrusted Data

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

HP Network Automation Software v9.1x, v9.2x, v10.00, v10.00.01, v10.00.02, v10.10, v10.11, v10.11.01, v10.20


CVSS Version 3.0 and Version 2.0 Base Metrics
V3 Vector
V3 Base Score
V2 Vector
V2 Base Score
Information on CVSS is documented in HPE Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002

Hewlett Packard Enterprise thanks Jacob Baines of Tenable Network Security for working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) for reporting this issue to


HPE has made the following software updates and mitigation information to resolve the vulnerability in HPE Network Automation.

Customers using v9.1x or v9.2x, please upgrade to v10.0x, or v10.1x or v10.2x as follows:

For v10.0x, first apply patch 10.00.02, and then apply the patch 10.00.021. The patches are available at the following location:

For v10.10, customers should first install and upgrade to v10.11 using the following link:

For v10.11, first install patch v10.11.01 and then download and apply patch v10.11.011 using following location:

For 10.20, apply the patch 10.20.001 available for download the following location:


  • v10.00.021 would supersede already released patch

  • v10.20.001 would supersede already released patch

Version:1 (rev.1) - 28 November 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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