Document ID: KM02993481 (c04801217)
Release Date: 2015-09-18
Last Updated: 2015-09-18
Potential Security Impact: Gain Privileged Access
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HP Software Update. This vulnerability could be exploited locally to gain unauthorized privileges.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP Software Update All versions prior to 5.005.002.002
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HP Software Update normally updates itself automatically. HP has also provided the following patch to HP Software Update to fix this vulnerability if the normal update does not occur:
Version:1 (rev.1) - 18 September 2015 Initial release
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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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
MP = MPE/iX
MU = Multi-Platform Software
NS = NonStop Servers
OV = OpenVMS
PI = Printing and Imaging
PV = ProCurve
ST = Storage Software
TU = Tru64 UNIX
UX = HP-UX
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.
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