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
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2014-2623
Revision History: November 19 2014: Updated affected platforms in Support
July 16 2014: Initial Release
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c04373818
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
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
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
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.
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