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ESB-2005.0683 -- HP Security Bulletin HPSBMA01220 -- SSRT051005 rev.1 - HP ProLiant DL585 Servers Unauthorized Remote Access

Date: 02 September 2005

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             ESB-2005.0683 -- HP Security Bulletin HPSBMA01220
  SSRT051005 rev.1 - HP ProLiant DL585 Servers Unauthorized Remote Access
                             2 September 2005


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           HP ProLiant DL585 server
Publisher:         Hewlett-Packard
Impact:            Inappropriate Access
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated

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SSRT051005 rev.1 - HP ProLiant DL585 Servers Unauthorized Remote

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

31 August 2005

Unauthorized remote access

Hewlett-Packard Company
HP Software Security Response Team

    -> During ongoing internal quality testing of the HP ProLiant
       DL585 server, a potential vulnerability has been
       identified, where a remote unauthorized user may gain
       access to the server controls, but only when the server is
       powered down.

    ->HP has determined that this issue only occurs on some
      ProLiant DL585 servers and that no other server models are
      exposed to this vulnerability.


SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*:  ONLY impacted versions are listed.
   -> HP ProLiant DL585 Servers with Integrated Lights Out (ILO)
      firmware prior to version 1.82

   ->Includes: Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server
     2003, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (x86 & AMD64/EM64T), Red Hat
     Enterprise Linux 3 (x86 & AMD64/EM64T), Red Hat Enterprise
     2.1,  United Linux 1.0/SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 8, SUSE
     LINUX Enterprise Server 9 (x86 & AMD64/EM64T), Novell Netware
     6.5, Novell Netware 5.1



 ->IMPORTANT: The firmware upgrade prescribed by HP in this
   Bulletin is considered a critical fix and is required to
   eliminate this security vulnerability. HP strongly
   recommends immediate application of all required critical
   fixes. Neglecting to perform the required action may result
   in unauthorized remote access on the server. By
   disregarding this notification, the customer accepts the
   risk of incurring future related events.

 ->While this issue only affects some ProLiant DL585 servers,
   HP strongly recommends that all ProLiant DL585 customers
   perform the firmware update.

 ->The Integrated Lights-Out firmware upgrade version 1.82
   (or later) will eliminate this vulnerability in ProLiant
   DL585 servers.

 ->Firmware version 1.82 for iLO is available from the
   following downloadable software:

  ->Online ROM Flash Component for Windows -
    HP Integrated Lights-Out

  ->Online ROM Flash Component for Linux -
    HP Integrated Lights-Out

   ->Offline ROM Flash for SmartStart Maintenance:
     ROM Update Utility - Integrated Lights-Out

   ->To eliminate this vulnerability until ILO version 1.82 is
     installed, unplug the ProLiant DL585 server power cord
     whenever the server is powered down.  This will prohibit the
     remote access exploit.

Revision 0 - 09 August 2005
  Initial release

Revision 1 - 31 August 2005
  Updated Summary, Resolution, and updated next release from
  V1.81 to V1.82

For more information:

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* The Software Product Category that this Security Bulletin
  relates to is represented by the 5th and 6th characters of the
  Bulletin number:
    GN = HP General SW,
    MA = HP Management Agents,
    MI = Misc. 3rd party SW,
    MP = HP MPE/iX,
    NS = HP NonStop Servers,
    OV = HP OpenVMS,
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    TL = HP Trusted Linux,
    TU = HP Tru64 UNIX,
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    VV = HP Virtual Vault

System management and security procedures must be reviewed
frequently to maintain system integrity. HP is continually
reviewing and enhancing the security features of software products
to provide customers with current secure solutions.

"HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to
bring to the attention of users of the affected HP products the
important security information contained in this Bulletin. HP
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information to their individual situations and take appropriate
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accurate or complete for all user situations and, consequently, HP
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(c)Copyright 2005 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 nor 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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