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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.1158 -- [Win][Appliance]
Storage Management Appliance (SMA), Microsoft Patch Applicability MS08-078
23 December 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Storage Management Appliance I
Storage Management Appliance II
Storage Management Appliance III
Operating System: Windows
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
CVE Names: CVE-2008-4844
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01634640
HPSBST02397 SSRT080187 rev.1 - Storage Management Appliance (SMA), Microsoft
Patch Applicability MS08-078
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2008-12-22
Last Updated: 2008-12-22
Potential Security Impact: Please check the table below
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
Various potential security vulnerabilities have been identified in Microsoft
software that is running on the Storage Management Appliance (SMA). Some of
these vulnerabilities may be pertinent to the SMA, please check the table in
the Resolution section of this Security Bulletin.
References: MS08-078 (CVE-2008-4844)
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
Storage Management Appliance v2.1 Software running on:
Storage Management Appliance I
Storage Management Appliance II
Storage Management Appliance III
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
-- Not Applicable --
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.
Patches released by Microsoft after MS06-051 are covered by monthly Security
For the full archived list of Microsoft security updates applicable for
Storage Management Appliance software v2.1, please refer to the following
Security Bulletins available on the IT Resource Center (ITRC) Web site:
For patches released by Microsoft in 2003, MS03-001 to MS03-051 refer to
Security Bulletin HPSBST02146
For patches released by Microsoft in 2004, MS04-001 to MS04-045 refer to
Security Bulletin HPSBST02147
For patches released by Microsoft in 2005, MS05-001 to MS05-055 refer to
Security Bulletin HPSBST02148
For patches released by Microsoft in 2006, MS06-001 to MS06-051 refer to
Security Bulletin HPSBST02140
The Microsoft patch index archive and further details about all Microsoft
patches can be found on the following Web site:
Note: The SMA must have all pertinent SMA Service Packs applied
Windows 2000 Update Rollup 1
Customers are advised to download and install the Windows 2000 Update Rollup
1 for Service Pack 4 on SMA v2.1. For more information please refer to the
Windows 2000 Update Rollup 1 for Service Pack 4 and Storage Management
Appliance v2.1 advisory at the following website:
Windows 2000 Update Rollup 1 for SP4 does not include security updates released
after April 30, 2005 starting from MS05-026. It also does not include patches
MS04-003 and MS04-028. Please install these patches in addition to Windows 2000
Update Rollup 1 for SP4, if they have not been installed already
HP strongly recommends the immediate installation of all security patches that
apply to third party software which is integrated with SMA software products
supplied by HP, and that patches are applied in accordance with an appropriate
patch management policy.
Note: Patch installation instructions are shown at the end of this table.
MS Patch - MS08-078 Security Update for Internet Explorer (960714)
Analysis - Possible security issue exists. Patch will run successfully.
Action - For SMA v2.1, customers should download patch from Microsoft and
Internet Explorer 6 SP1
Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4
To determine your IE version check the IE help page.
Installation Instructions: (if applicable)
Download patches to a system other than the SMA
Copy the patch to a floppy diskette or to a CD
Execute the patch by using Terminal Services to the SMA or by attaching a
keyboard, monitor and mouse to the SMA.
Note: The Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1 is supported on SMA v2.1. For more
information please refer at the following website:
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Version:1 (rev.1) - 22 December 2008 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.
Support: For further information, contact normal HP Services support channel.
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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 title:
GN = HP General SW
MA = HP Management Agents
MI = Misc. 3rd Party SW
MP = HP MPE/iX
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OV = HP OpenVMS
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