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HPSBGN03680 rev.2 - HPE Propel, Local Denial of Service (DoS), Escalation of Privilege, Remote Disclosure of Information


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HPSBGN03680 rev.2 - HPE Propel, Local Denial of Service (DoS), Escalation of Privilege, Remote Disclosure of Information
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2017-01-11

Last Updated: 2017-02-24

Potential Security Impact: Local: Denial of Service (DoS), Escalation of Privilege; Remote: Disclosure of Information

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE Product Security Response Team


Potential security vulnerabilities were identified in HPE Propel. The vulnerabilities could be exploited to allow local escalation of privilege, Denial of Service (DoS), or remote disclosure of information.

  • CVE-2015-2808 - RC4 stream cipher vulnerability in SSL/TLS, "Bar Mitzvah"
  • CVE-2016-1669 - V8 (DoS) Buffer Overflow
  • CVE-2016-4997 - Linux kernel vulnerability
  • CVE-2016-5195 - Linux kernel, "Dirty COW"

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

HPE Propel v1.01, v1.11, v2.01, v2.10, v2.20


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


HPE has made the following mitigation information available to address the vulnerabilities in the impacted versions of HPE Propel.

  • Version:1 (rev.1) - 30 November 2016 Initial release
  • Version:2 (rev.2) - 7 December 2016 Added CVE-2015-2808 to the references list

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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