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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.0664 -- [Win][Linux]
HP System Management Homepage (SMH) for Linux and Windows,
Remote Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
19 August 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: HP System Management Homepage (SMH) for Linux
HP System Management Homepage (SMH) for Windows
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact: Cross-site Scripting
CVE Names: CVE-2008-1663
Revision History: August 19 2008: Information for Windows 2000 added
July 2 2008: Initial Release
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01488878
HPSBMA02345 SSRT080039 rev.2 - HP System Management Homepage (SMH) for
Linux and Windows, Remote Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2008-06-30
Last Updated: 2008-08-18
Potential Security Impact: Remote cross site scripting (XSS)
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP System
Management Homepage (SMH) for Linux and Windows. This vulnerability
could by exploited remotely to allow cross site scripting (XSS).
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP System Management Homepage (SMH) v2.1.10 and v2.1.11 running on Linux
and Windows 2000, 2003, 2008.
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2008-1663 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N) 6.4
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.
HP has provided System Management Homepage (SMH) v2.1.12 or subsequent
to resolve these vulnerabilities. SMH v2.1.12, is available from the
following web sites:
HP System Management Homepage for Linux (x86) v2.1.12-200) can be
HP System Management Homepage for Linux (AMD64/EM64T) v2.1.12-200 can be
HP System Management Homepage for Windows v220.127.116.11 can be downloaded from
Note: The documentation for SMH for Windows v18.104.22.168 does not list
Windows 2000. However, SMH for Windows v22.214.171.124 does support Windows 2000.
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Version:1 (rev.1) - 30 June 2008 Initial Release
Version:2 (rev.2) - 18 August 2008 Add Windows 2000 note
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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* The Software Product Category that this Security Bulletin relates to is
represented by the 5th and 6th characters of the Bulletin number in the
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 VirtualVault
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security features of software products to provide customers with current
"HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to bring to the
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©Copyright 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
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