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HP Security Bulletin HPESBGN03761 1

HP Security Bulletin HPESBGN03761 1
Posted Jun 16, 2017
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HP Security Bulletin HPESBGN03761 1 - A security vulnerability in Linux kernel, also known as "Dirty COW", has been addressed in HPE Virtualization Performance Viewer (VPV)/ Cloud Optimizer Virtual appliance. This vulnerability could be exploited remotely to allow escalation of privilege. Revision 1 of this advisory.

tags | advisory, kernel
systems | linux
advisories | CVE-2016-5195
MD5 | c9719f48003ae5a721583c7b1781b623

HP Security Bulletin HPESBGN03761 1

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Document ID: hpesbgn03761en_us
Version: 1

HPESBGN03761 rev.1 - HPE Virtualization Performance Viewer (VPV)/ Cloud
Optimizer using Linux, Remote Escalation of Privilege

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

Release Date: 2017-06-15
Last Updated: 2017-06-15

Potential Security Impact: Remote: 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 Virtualization Performance Viewer (VPV)/ Cloud Optimizer
Virtual appliance. This vulnerability could be exploited remotely to allow
escalation of privilege.


- CVE-2016-5195 - Linux kernel vulnerability, "Dirty COW"

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

- HPE Cloud Optimizer - v1.10, v1.20, v2.0, v2.01, v2.10, v2.20/ CO
v3.0, v3.01


CVSS Base Metrics
Reference, CVSS V3 Score/Vector, CVSS V2 Score/Vector

7.8 CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
7.2 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Information on CVSS is documented in
HPE Customer Notice HPSN-2008-002 here:


HPE has made the following mitigation information available to resolve the
vulnerability for the impacted versions of HPE Virtualization Performance
Viewer (VPV)/ Cloud Optimizer Virtual appliance:

1. Login to the system, execute the following commands with root privileges:
2. Stop ovc processes: ovc stop
3. Stop vertica db: su pv_vertica -c "/opt/vertica/bin/adminTools -t stop_db
- -d pv -i -F"
4. Update the system: yum update kernel
5. Reboot the server: /sbin/shutdown -r now

Version:1 (rev.1) - 15 June 2017 Initial release

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be
installed on systems running Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) software
products should be applied in accordance with the customer's patch management

Support: For issues about implementing the recommendations of this Security
Bulletin, contact normal HPE Services support channel. For other issues about
the content of this Security Bulletin, send e-mail to

Report: To report a potential security vulnerability for any HPE supported
Web form:

Subscribe: To initiate a subscription to receive future HPE Security Bulletin
alerts via Email:

Security Bulletin Archive: A list of recently released Security Bulletins is
available here:

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 = HPE General Software
HF = HPE Hardware and Firmware
MU = Multi-Platform Software
NS = NonStop Servers
OV = OpenVMS
PV = ProCurve
ST = Storage Software

Copyright 2016 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise shall not be liable for technical or editorial
errors or omissions contained herein. The information provided is provided
"as is" without warranty of any kind. To the extent permitted by law, neither
HP or its affiliates, subcontractors or suppliers will be liable for
incidental,special or consequential damages including downtime cost; lost
profits; damages relating to the procurement of substitute products or
services; or damages for loss of data, or software restoration. The
information in this document is subject to change without notice. Hewlett
Packard Enterprise and the names of Hewlett Packard Enterprise products
referenced herein are trademarks of Hewlett Packard Enterprise in the United
States and other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein
may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Version: GnuPG v1



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