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[security bulletin] HPSBMU03217 rev.1 - HP Vertica Analytics Platform running Bash Shell, Remote Code Execution



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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: c04512907
Version: 1

HPSBMU03217 rev.1 - HP Vertica Analytics Platform running Bash Shell, Remote
Code Execution

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

Release Date: 2014-12-16
Last Updated: 2014-12-16

Potential Security Impact: Remote code execution

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

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP Vertica. This
is the Bash Shell vulnerability known as "ShellShock" which could be
exploited remotely to allow execution of code.

References:

CVE-2014-6271
CVE-2014-6277
CVE-2014-6278
CVE-2014-7169
CVE-2014-7186
CVE-2014-7187
SSRT101827

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

HP Vertica AMI's and Virtual Machines prior to v7.1.1-0.

BACKGROUND

HP Vertica AMI's and Virtual Machines prior to v7.1.1-0 include a vulnerable
version of the Bash shell.

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-2104-6277    (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)       10.0
CVE-2104-6278    (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

RESOLUTION

We recommend installing Vertica v7.1.1-0 or subsequent, or manually
installing a new version of Bash, such as Bash43-027.

HP has released the following updates to resolve this vulnerability for HP
Vertica products.

Update to the latest VM image available at: https://my.vertica.com

For customers using the AMI version HP Vertica Analytics platform, please
install the latest image available at Amazon.

HISTORY
Version:1 (rev.1) - 16 December 2014 Initial release

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