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 HPESBHF03929 rev.1 - HPE Superdome Flex Server, Local Denial of Service,
          Disclosure of Information, and Escalation of Privilege
                                13 May 2019


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           HPE Superdome Flex Server
Publisher:         Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:  Network Appliance
Impact/Access:     Increased Privileges     -- Existing Account
                   Denial of Service        -- Existing Account
                   Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-12204  

Original Bulletin: 

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HPESBHF03929 rev.1 - HPE Superdome Flex Server, Local Denial of Service,
Disclosure of Information, and Escalation of Privilege


Document ID: hpesbhf03929en_us

Version: 1

HPESBHF03929 rev.1 - HPE Superdome Flex Server, Local Denial of Service,
Disclosure of Information, and Escalation of Privilege
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon
as possible.

Release Date: 2019-04-30

Last Updated: 2019-04-30

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Potential Security Impact: Local: Denial of Service (DoS), Disclosure of
Information, Elevation of Privilege

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE Product Security Response Team


Improper memory initialization in Platform Sample/Silicon Reference firmware
Intel Server Board, Intel Server System, and Intel Compute Module on the HPE
Superdome Flex Server may allow local escalation of privilege, information
disclosure, or denial of service.

References: CVE-2018-12204

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

HPE Superdome Flex Server Prior to v2.5.314 (25 Mar 2019)


CVSS Version 3.0 and Version 2.0 Base Metrics

  Reference             V3 Vector          V3 Base      V2 Vector      V2 Base
                                            Score                       Score

CVE-2018-12204  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/   6.7       (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/  7.2
                UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H                 C:C/I:C/A:C)

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


HPE has provided firmware updates for the HPE Superdome Flex Server prior to
v2.5.314. Apply v2.5.314 (25 Mar 2019) or a newer version to resolve this

  o Please visit

    HPE Support Center

    to obtain the updated firmware for your product.

Version:1 (rev.1) - 30 April 2019 Initial release

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