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[security bulletin] HPESBGN03722 rev.1 - HPE Operations Agent, Local Escalation of Privilege
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: hpesbgn03722en_us
HPESBGN03722 rev.1 - HPE Operations Agent, Local Escalation of Privilege
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2017-03-30
Last Updated: 2017-03-30
Potential Security Impact: Local: Escalation of Privilege
Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Product Security Response Team
A security vulnerability in Linux kernel, also known as "Dirty COW", has been
addressed in HPE Operations Agent. This vulnerability could be exploited
locally to allow escalation of privilege.
- CVE-2016-5195 - Linux kernel vulnerability, Dirty "COW"
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
- HPE Operations agent software - v11.11, v11.12, v11.13, v11.14
CVSS Base Metrics
Reference, CVSS V3 Score/Vector, CVSS V2 Score/Vector
Information on CVSS is documented in
HPE Customer Notice HPSN-2008-002 here:
HPE has made the following mitigation steps available to resolve the
vulnerability in the impacted versions of HPE Operations Agent.
1. Login to the Operations Agent system with root privileges
2. Update the system using 'yum update kernel' command
3. Reboot the server using '/sbin/shutdown -r now' command
Please contact HPE Technical Support if any assistance is needed regarding
the mitigation steps.
Version:1 (rev.1) - 30 March 2017 Initial release
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