[security bulletin] HPSBST02896 rev.1 - HP StoreVirtual Storage, Remote Unauthorized Access

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Subject: [security bulletin] HPSBST02896 rev.1 - HP StoreVirtual Storage, Remote Unauthorized Access

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HPSBST02896 rev.1 - HP StoreVirtual Storage, Remote Unauthorized Access

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

Release Date: 2013-07-09
Last Updated: 2013-07-09

Potential Security Impact: Remote unauthorized access

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team

A potential security vulnerability has been identified with the HP
StoreVirtual Storage. This vulnerability could be remotely exploited to gain
unauthorized access to the device.

All HP StoreVirtual Storage systems are equipped with a mechanism that allows
HP support to access the underlying operating system if permission and access
is provided by the customer. This functionality cannot be disabled today.

HP has acknowledged this vulnerability and will provide a patch that will
allow customers to disable the support access mechanism on or before July 17,

HP StoreVirtual products are storage appliances that use a custom operating
system, LeftHand OS, which is not accessible to the end user. Limited access
is available to the user via the HP StoreVirtual Command-Line Interface
(CLiQ) however root access is blocked.

Root access may be requested by HP Support in some cases to help customers
resolve complex support issues. To facilitate these cases, a
challenge-response-based one-time password utility is employed by HP Support
to gain root access to systems when the customer has granted permission and
network access to the system. The one-time password utility protects the root
access to prevent repeated access to the system with the same pass phrase.
Root access to the LeftHand OS does not provide access to the user data being
stored on the system.

References: CVE-2013-2352 (SSRT101257)

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
This issue effects LeftHand OS (a.k.a. SAN iQ) software versions 10.5 and

HP StoreVirtual device

HP P4300

HP P4500

HP P4300 G2

HP P4500 G2

HP P4800 G2

HP P4900 G2

HP P4000 VSA

HP StoreVirtual 4130

HP StoreVirtual 4330

HP StoreVirtual 4530

HP StoreVirtual 4630

HP StoreVirtual 4730

HP StoreVirtual VSA

LeftHand NSM2060

Dell PowerEdge 2950


IBM System x3650

LeftHand NSM2060 G2

LeftHand NSM2120 G2

LeftHand VSA


CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
  Reference              Base Vector             Base Score
CVE-2013-2352    (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C)       9.4
             Information on CVSS is documented
            in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002

The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks Joshua Small for reporting this issue to


HP will provide a patch that will allow customers to disable the support
access mechanism on or before July 17, 2013.

When the patch for this issue is available, customers will need to upgrade
their HP StoreVirtual systems in order to have the ability to disable support

HP Support may still request root access to customer systems in order to
resolve certain support issues.

Version:1 (rev.1) - 9 July 2013 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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