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ESB-2014.1171.2 - UPDATED ALERT [Win][Linux][HP-UX][Solaris] HP Data Protector: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Remote/unauthenticated

Date: 19 November 2014

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

 SSRT101644 rev.1 - HP Data Protector, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code
                             19 November 2014


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           HP Data Protector
Publisher:         Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:  Windows
                   Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-2623  

Original Bulletin:

Revision History:  November 19 2014: Updated affected platforms in Support 
				     Software Versions
                   July     16 2014: Initial Release

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Note: the current version of the following document is available here:


Document ID: c04373818
Version: 3

HPSBMU03072 rev.3 - HP Data Protector, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code

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

Release Date: 2014-07-15
Last Updated: 2014-11-17

Potential Security Impact: Remote execution of arbitrary code

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team

A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP Data
Protector. This vulnerability could be remotely exploited to execute
arbitrary code.


CVE-2014-2623 (SSRT101644)

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP Storage Data Protector v8.X running on Windows 2003/2008/2012/7/8

HP Storage Data Protector v8.X and v9.X running on Linux

HP Storage Data Protector v8.X and v9.X running on Solaris

HP Storage Data Protector v8.X and v9.X running on HP-UX

HP Storage Data Protector v8.X and v9.X running on AIX


CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
  Reference              Base Vector             Base Score
CVE-2014-2623    (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)        10
             Information on CVSS is documented
            in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002


HP has provided the following procedure to resolve this vulnerability.

Enable Encrypted Control Communications (ECC) services on the cell server and
all of the clients in cell.

- From the command line execute:

# omnicc -encryption -enable

To identify if ECC is enabled on the cell server, execute:

# omnicc -encryption -status -all

Note: Customers can find additional background information on this facility
in the User Guide which accompanies the product.

The guide can be found in C:\Program Files\OmniBack\Docs

The command works the same on all platforms. This can be checked in the GUI
as well.


Version:1 (rev.1) - 15 July 2014 Initial release
Version:2 (rev.2) - 16 July 2014 Updated Resolution
Version:3 (rev.3) - 17 November 2014 Updated affected platforms in Support
Software Versions

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.

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

Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported
product, send Email to:

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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 = HP General Software
HF = HP Hardware and Firmware
MU = Multi-Platform Software
NS = NonStop Servers
OV = OpenVMS
PI = Printing and Imaging
PV = ProCurve
ST = Storage Software
TU = Tru64 UNIX

Copyright 2014 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Hewlett-Packard Company 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 Company and the names of Hewlett-Packard products referenced
herein are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company in the United States and
other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be
trademarks of their respective owners.

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