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HPSBHF03695 rev.2 - HPE Ethernet Adaptors, Remote Denial of Service (DoS)


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HPSBHF03695 rev.2 - HPE Ethernet Adaptors, Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2018-09-18

Last Updated: 2017-01-25

Potential Security Impact: Remote: Denial of Service (DoS)

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE Product Security Response Team


A security vulnerability with the Ethernet Non-Volatile Flash Memory (NVM) image in Intel Forteville-based adapters has been addressed by certain HPE Ethernet Adaptors. The vulnerability could be remotely exploited resulting in Denial of Service (DoS).

  • CVE-2016-8106 - Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
  • INTEL-SA-00063 - Intel® Ethernet Controller X710/XL710 NVM Security Vulnerability

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

  • HPE ProLiant XL260a G9 Server - All versions
  • HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 562FLR-SFP+ Adapter - All versions
  • HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 562SFP+ Adapter - All versions


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 provided the following updates to resolve the vulnerability with the impacted HPE Ethernet Adaptors.

Intel NVM image version 5.05 or later is recommended. The HPE Ethernet Adaptor images use NVM version 4.x and have been updated with the HotFix which are available at the following locations:

Note: For more details, please refer to the Intel Security Advisory INTEL-SA-00063 about this vulnerability: Non-HPE site .

  • Version:1 (rev.1) - 24 January 2017 Initial release
  • Version:2 (rev.2) - 18 September 2018 Removed 563SFP+ because this is not provided by HPE, rather Intel provides the firmware

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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