ESB-2018.0608 - [Win][UNIX/Linux] Micro Focus Operations Agent: Access privileged data - Remote/unauthenticated 2018-03-02

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 MFSBGN03794 rev.2 - Micro Focus Operations Agent Multiple vulnerabilities
                               2 March 2018


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Product:           Micro Focus Operations Agent
Publisher:         Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:  UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Access Privileged Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2016-6329  

Reference:         ASB-2016.0098

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Document ID: KM03060544
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MFSBGN03794 rev.2 - Micro Focus Operations Agent Multiple vulnerabilities

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

Release Date: 2018-03-01
Last Updated: 2018-02-28

Potential Security Impact: Remote: Disclosure of Information

Source: Micro Focus, Product Security Response Team

A potential security vulnerabilities has been identified in Micro Focus
Operations Agent. The vulnerabilities could be remotely exploited to Remote
Disclosure of Information. At this time Micro Focus Alarm Manager uses a
vulnerable encryption infrastructure.


  - CVE-2016-6329 - Sweet32

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

  - HPE Operations Agent - v12.00, v12.01


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

Micro Focus would like to thank Diwakar Kuntamukkala for reporting this issue


Micro Focus has made the following software updates and mitigation
information to resolve the vulnerability in Micro Focus Operations Agent.

Upgrade to Operations Agent 12.02 or Higher, this includes fixes for SWEET32
Vulnerability and for Alarm Manager vulnerable encryption infrastructure.

For Micro Focus Operations Agent and Infrastructure SPI 12.05 updates, please
visit the [Software License]( and
Downloads Portal.


Version:1 (rev.1) - 22 December 2017 Initial release

Version:2 (rev.2) - 28 February 2018 Adding new vulnerability

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