[security bulletin] SSRT051005 rev.1 - HP ProLiant DL585 Servers Unauthorized Remote Access

From: Boren, Rich (HP SSRT) (rich.boren_at_hp.com)
Date: 09/01/05

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    HP SECURITY BULLETIN

    HPSBMA01220 REVISION: 1

    SSRT051005 rev.1 - HP ProLiant DL585 Servers Unauthorized Remote
                       Access

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

    INITIAL RELEASE:
    31 August 2005

    POTENTIAL SECURITY IMPACT:
    Unauthorized remote access

    SOURCE:
    Hewlett-Packard Company
    HP Software Security Response Team

    VULNERABILITY SUMMARY:
        -> 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.

    REFERENCES:
    None

    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

    BACKGROUND:

    RESOLUTION:

     ->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
        http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/
        23468.html

      ->Online ROM Flash Component for Linux -
        HP Integrated Lights-Out
        http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/
        23469.html

       ->Offline ROM Flash for SmartStart Maintenance:
         ROM Update Utility - Integrated Lights-Out
         http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/
         23563.html

       ->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.

    BULLETIN REVISION HISTORY:
    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:
    http://www.software.hp.com/cgi-bin/swdepot_parser.cgi/cgi/
    displayProductInfo.pl?productNumber=B6834AA

    SUPPORT: For further information, contact normal HP Services
    support channel.

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    supported product, send Email to: security-alert@hp.com. It is
    strongly recommended that security related information being
    communicated to HP be encrypted using PGP, especially exploit
    information. To obtain the security-alert PGP key please send an
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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,
        PI = HP Printing & Imaging,
        ST = HP Storage SW,
        TL = HP Trusted Linux,
        TU = HP Tru64 UNIX,
        UX = HP-UX,
        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
    action. HP does not warrant that this information is necessarily
    accurate or complete for all user situations and, consequently, HP
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    and fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement."

    (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
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    or consequential damages including downtime cost; lost profits;
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    The information in this document is subject to change without
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