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[security bulletin] HPSBST03154 rev.1 - HP StoreFabric C-series MDS switches and HP C-series Nexus 5K switches running Bash Shell, Remote Code Execution
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c04487558
HPSBST03154 rev.1 - HP StoreFabric C-series MDS switches and HP C-series
Nexus 5K switches running Bash Shell, Remote Code Execution
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2014-11-06
Last Updated: 2014-11-06
Potential Security Impact: Remote code execution
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP StoreFabric
C-series MDS switches and HP C-series Nexus 5K switches running Bash Shell.
This is the Bash Shell vulnerability known as "ShellShock" which could be
exploited remotely to allow execution of code.
Cisco defect id: CSCur01099 (for MDS switches)
Cisco defect id: CSCur05017 (for Nexus switches)
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
- All HP StoreFabric C-series MDS switches
- All HP C-series Nexus 5K switches
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2014-6271 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) 10.0
CVE-2014-6277 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) 10.0
CVE-2014-6278 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) 10.0
CVE-2014-7169 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) 10.0
CVE-2014-7186 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) 10.0
CVE-2014-7187 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) 10.0
Information on CVSS is documented
in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
HP is actively working on software updates to resolve the vulnerability in HP
StoreFabric C-series MDS switches and HP C-series Nexus 5K switches. This
bulletin will be revised when the updates are available.
HP recommends the following steps to reduce the risk of this vulnerability:
- The "ssh" or "telnet" features may be disabled by the admin user. All
MDS and Nexus 5K switches can function in this configuration. Access is
available through the console port.
Version:1 (rev.1) - 6 November 2014 Initial release
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