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[security bulletin] HPSBST03154 rev.2 - 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.2 - 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: 2014-12-08
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 providing software updates as indicated below to resolve the
vulnerability in HP StoreFabric C-series MDS switches. No other firmware
stream updates are planned beyond the NX-OS 5.x and 6.x versions listed below
for the MDS products.
HP has released and posted the Cisco switch software version NX-OS 6.2(9a) on
HP Support Center (HPSC). This software versions 6.2(9a) has included the
fixes for the vulnerability in HP StoreFabric C-series MDS switches which
currently supporting NX-OS 6.X releases.
HP has released and posted the Cisco switch software version NX-OS 5.2(8e) on
HP Support Center (HPSC). This software version 5.2(8e) has included the fix
for the vulnerability in HP C-series MDS switches which currently supporting
NX-OS 5.X releases.
HP is continuing to actively work on software updates to resolve the
vulnerability in HP C-series Nexus 5k switches. This bulletin will be revised
when these updates become available.
If updating to a NX-OS version containing the fix is not currently possible,
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
Version:2 (rev.2) - 8 December 2014 Updated with MDS releases
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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