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HPESBHF03769 rev.2 - HPE Integrated Lights-out 4 (iLO 4), and Moonshot Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities


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HPESBHF03769 rev.2 - HPE Integrated Lights-out 4 (iLO 4), and Moonshot Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2017-08-23

Last Updated: 2017-08-24

Potential Security Impact: Remote: Authentication Bypass, Code Execution

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE Product Security Response Team


A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HPE Integrated Lights-out (iLO 4) and Moonshot. The vulnerability could be exploited remotely to allow authentication bypass and execution of code.

References: CVE-2017-12542

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

  • HPE Integrated Lights-Out 4 (iLO 4) Prior to 2.53
  • HPE ProLiant m510 Server Cartridge Prior to 2.55
  • HPE ProLiant m710x Server Cartridge Prior to 2.55


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 would like to thank Fabien Perigaud of Airbus Defense and Space CyberSecurity for reporting this vulnerability.


HPE has provided software updates to resolve the vulnerability in HPE Integrated Lights-out 4 (iLO 4). Please upgrade to HPE Integrated Lights-out 4 (iLO 4) firmware version 2.53 or newer.

  • The firmware is available at

  • The iLO for Moonshot 2.56 firmware is available in Moonshot Component Pack 2019.03.01. This is currently available for download.
  • Version:1 (rev.1) - 24 August 2017 Initial release
  • Version:2 (rev.2) - 3 May 2019 Added Moonshot impacted products

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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