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[security bulletin] HPSBMU03336 rev.1- HP Helion OpenStack affected by VENOM, Denial of Service (DoS), Execution of Arbitrary Code



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UPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: c04685037
Version: 1

HPSBMU03336 rev.1- HP Helion OpenStack affected by VENOM, Denial of Service
(DoS),

Execution of Arbitrary Code

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

Release Date: 2015-05-21
Last Updated: 2015-05-21

Potential Security Impact: Denial of Service (DoS), Execution of Arbitary
Code

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

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY
A potential security vulnerability has identitfied with HP Helion OpenStack.
The

vulnerability could be exploited resulting in Denial of Service (DoS) or
execution of

arbitrary code.

Notes:

 - This is the vulnerability known as "Virtual Environment Neglected
Operations

Manipulation"also known as "VENOM".
 - This vulnerability exists in the floppy disk controller driver of QEMU, an
open-source

virtualization technology used to provision guest Virtual Machines.
 - This vulnerability affects all versions of QEMU and could lead to
hypervisor breakout,

where a user of the guest VM can gain control of the host. HP Helion
OpenStack leverages

QEMU as a core part of its virtualization functionality and is therefore
affected by this

vulnerability.
 - Due to the careful application of sVirt and AppArmor policies the
attacker's ability to

pivot after successfully exploiting the vulnerability is significantly
reduced.

References:

CVE-2015-3456 (SSRT102076)

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP Helion OpenStack software:

HP Helion OpenStack 1.0.0
HP Helion OpenStack 1.1.0

BACKGROUND

CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
===========================================================
  Reference              Base Vector             Base Score
CVE-2015-3456    (AV:A/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)       7.7
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             Information on CVSS is documented
            in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002

RESOLUTION

        HP has provided the following software update to resolve the
vulnerability in HP

Helion OpenStack.

        1. The latest Helion OpenStack software can be downloaded by the
following steps:

	2. Go to https://helion.hpwsportal.com

        3. Find the Helion OpenStack compressed package version 1.1.1 and
download the

package

Follow the deployment steps in the following link:

http://docs.hpcloud.com/helion/openstack/1.1.1/update

HP Helion OpenStack
 Upgrade Version

HP Helion OpenStack 1.0.0, 1.1.0
 HP Helion OpenStack 1.1.1

Note: HP Helion 1.0.0 and 1.1.0 customers are advised to migrate their
deployments to

version 1.1.1.

HISTORY
Version:1 (rev.1) - 21 May 2015 Initial release

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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Bulletin, contact normal HP Services support channel.  For other issues about
the content of this Security Bulletin, send e-mail to security-alert@xxxxxx.

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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
MP = MPE/iX
MU = Multi-Platform Software
NS = NonStop Servers
OV = OpenVMS
PI = Printing and Imaging
PV = ProCurve
ST = Storage Software
TU = Tru64 UNIX
UX = HP-UX

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