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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
HPSBMU03336 rev.1- HP Helion OpenStack affected by VENOM, Denial of Service
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
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has identitfied with HP Helion OpenStack.
vulnerability could be exploited resulting in Denial of Service (DoS) or
- This is the vulnerability known as "Virtual Environment Neglected
Manipulation"also known as "VENOM".
- This vulnerability exists in the floppy disk controller driver of QEMU, an
virtualization technology used to provision guest Virtual Machines.
- This vulnerability affects all versions of QEMU and could lead to
where a user of the guest VM can gain control of the host. HP Helion
QEMU as a core part of its virtualization functionality and is therefore
affected by this
- Due to the careful application of sVirt and AppArmor policies the
attacker's ability to
pivot after successfully exploiting the vulnerability is significantly
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP Helion OpenStack software:
HP Helion OpenStack 1.0.0
HP Helion OpenStack 1.1.0
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
Information on CVSS is documented
in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
HP has provided the following software update to resolve the
vulnerability in HP
1. The latest Helion OpenStack software can be downloaded by the
2. Go to https://helion.hpwsportal.com
3. Find the Helion OpenStack compressed package version 1.1.1 and
Follow the deployment steps in the following link:
HP Helion OpenStack
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
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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