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[security bulletin] HPSBST03000 rev.4 - HP StoreEver ESL G3 Tape Library and Enterprise Library LTO-6 Tape Drives running OpenSSL, Remote Disclosure of Information

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HPSBST03000 rev.4 - HP StoreEver ESL G3 Tape Library and Enterprise Library
LTO-6 Tape Drives running OpenSSL, Remote Disclosure of Information

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.

Release Date: 2014-04-22
Last Updated: 2014-06-30

Potential Security Impact: Remote disclosure of information

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team

A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP StoreEver ESL
G3 Tape Library and Enterprise Library LTO-6 Tape Drives running OpenSSL.
This is the OpenSSL vulnerability known as "Heartbleed" which could be
exploited remotely resulting in disclosure of information.

References: CVE-2014-0160, SSRT101513

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP StoreEver ESL G3 Tape Libraries with MCB rev 2  OpenSSL version 1.0.1f for
the following firmware versions:


HP StoreEver ESL G3 Tape Libraries with MCB rev 1  Open SSL version 1.0.1e in
655H firmware versions:


HP StoreEver Enterprise Library LTO-6 Tape Drives: all firmware versions.


CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
  Reference              Base Vector             Base Score
CVE-2014-0160    (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)       5.0
             Information on CVSS is documented
            in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002


HP has released the following firmware updates to resolve the vulnerability
for HP StoreEver ESL G3 Tape Library and HP StoreEver Enterprise Library
LTO-6 Tape Drives:

HP Product
 Firmware Version

HP StoreEver ESL G3 Tape Libraries with MCB rev 2

HP StoreEver ESL G3 Tape Libraries with MCB rev 1

HP StoreEver ESL G3 LTO-6 Ultrium 6650 FC Drive

The firmware is customer installable and is available in the Drivers,
Software & Firmware section at the following location:



Updating the library firmware requires a reboot of the library.
If the library firmware cannot be updated, HP recommends following the
Mitigation Instructions below.

Mitigation Instructions

The following configuration options that allow access to the Heartbeat
function in the vulnerable versions of OpenSSL are not enabled by default.
Verify that the following options are "disabled" using the Tape Library GUI:

Product Configuration Options to Disable TLS Heartbeat Functions

Secure SMI-S

Note: Disabling these features blocks the vulnerable OpenSSL function in both
the ESL G3 Tape Library and the StoreEver Enterprise Library LTO-6 Tape
Drives. The basic functionality of the library is not affected by these
configuration changes and SSL access to the user interface is not affected by
this configuration change or setting.

Version:1 (rev.1) - 22 April 2014 Initial release
Version:2 (rev.2) - 19 May 2014 Updated mitigation instructions and added
information about firmware updates available for HP StoreEver ESL G3 Tape
Version:3 (rev.3) - 21 May 2014 Corrected firmware update version for HP
StoreEver ESL G3 Tape Library with MCB rev 1
Version:4 (rev.4) - 30 June 2014 Updated for release of HP LTO-6 drive
firmware for the ESL G3 Tape Drives

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be
installed on systems running HP software products should be applied in
accordance with the customer's patch management policy.

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