Document ID: KM02994341 (hpesbgn03722en_us)
Release Date: 2017-03-31
Last Updated: 2017-04-20
Potential Security Impact: Local: Escalation of Privilege
Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE Product Security Response Team
A security vulnerability in Linux kernel, also known as "Dirty COW", has been addressed in HPE Operations Agent Virtual Appliance. This vulnerability could be exploited locally to allow escalation of privilege.
References: CVE-2016-5195 - Linux kernel vulnerability, "Dirty COW"
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HPE Operations Agent - v11.11, v11.12, v11.13, v11.14
V3 Base Score
V2 Base Score
HPE has made the following mitigation steps available to resolve the vulnerability in the impacted versions of HPE Operations Agent Virtual Appliance.
- Login to the Operations Agent system with root privileges
- Update the system using 'yum update kernel' command
- Reboot the server using '/sbin/shutdown -r now' command
Note: Please contact HPE Technical Support if any assistance is needed regarding the mitigation steps.
- Version:1 (rev.1) - 30 March 2017 Initial release
- Version:2 (rev.2) - 20 April 2017 Updated product name from HPE Operations Agent to HPE Operations Agent Virtual Appliance
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GN = HP General Software
HF = HP Hardware and Firmware
MU = Multi-Platform Software
NS = NonStop Servers
OV = OpenVMS
PV = ProCurve
ST = Storage Software
UX = HP-UX
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