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           HP ProCurve 5400 zl Switch, Compact flash card virus
                               30 April 2012


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           HP Procurve 5400 zl Series Switches
Publisher:         Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:  Network Appliance
Impact/Access:     Reduced Security -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2012-0133  

Original Bulletin: 

Revision History:  April 30 2012: Updated case details and solution choices
                   April 12 2012: Initial Release

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Document ID: c03249176
Version: 2

HPSBPV02754 SSRT100803 rev.2 - HP ProCurve 5400 zl Switch, Compact flash card contains trojan malware

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

Release Date: 2012-04-26
Last Updated: 2012-04-26

Potential Security Impact: Local compromise of system integrity

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

A potential security vulnerability has been identified with certain HP ProCurve 5400 zl switches using a compact flash card which may contain malware content that is a PC trojan executable. The ProCurve switch operating system is not infected with the malware and the content on the compact flash card has no impact on the operation of the switch. Reuse of the compact flash card in a personal computer and manual execution of the malware content could result in a compromise of that system's integrity.

References: CVE-2012-0133

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP 5400 zl series switch purchased after April 30, 2011 with the noted serial numbers for the following products:

J9532A 5412zl-92GG-PoE+ / 2XG SFP+ v2 Switch
J9533A 5406zl-44G-PoE+ / 2XG SFP+ v2 Switch
J9539A 5406zl-44G-PoE+ / 4G SFP v2 Switch
J9540A 5412zl-92G-PoE+ / 4G SFP v2 Switch
J9642A HP E5406 zl Switch with Premium Software
J9643A HP E5412 zl Switch with Premium Software
J8697A HP E5406 zl Switch Chassis
J8698A HP E5412 zl Switch Chassis
J8699A - HP 5406-48G zl Switch
J8700A - HP 5412-96G zl Switch
J9447A - HP 5406-44G-PoE+-4SFP zl Switch
J9448A - HP 5412-92G-PoE+-4SFP zl Switch J8726A Management Module in the 5400 series zl switch with the following serial numbers:
ID116AS04P through ID116AS0HR
ID117AS00H through ID126AS0FB

Serial numbers:


NOTE: How to obtain the serial number of the Management Module using the remote console:

Establish a console session
Execute the show modules command


CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
  Reference              Base Vector             Base Score
CVE-2012-0133    (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)       3.7
             Information on CVSS is documented
            in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002


The vulnerability can be resolved by any of the three following options:

Software Purge Option : HP provides a script that is run by the switch manager using the show tech custom command. This script will delete the fi(s) and directory without exposing a personal computer to the files on the compact flash. The operation of the switch is not impacted. This option is best for customers wanting to maximize the uptime of their network.

Hardware Replacement Option : For those customers who have 5400 zl switch inventory that is not on their network and must be purged, this option allows for the Management Module to be replaced. Also, any customer that feels uncomfortable performing the Software Purge Option can choose the Hardware Replacement Option as well. An advanced replacement Management Module will be sent to the customer. Once it arrives, the original Management Module is returned to HP after the new one is installed. The downside to this option is that the 5400 zl switch must be powered down in order to replace the Management Module, resulting in downtime.

Software Update Option (recommended) : The following Early Availability software update K.15.08.00007 is available which will automatically delete the malware trojan contents on the compact flash card if present. The software update also contains many other features and functionality enhancements for the switch. Note that updating the switch software should always be done with care and with an analysis of any potential impacts. Please refer to the release notes provided with the software update location below.

For Options 1 or 2, please contact HP support:

For customers with an HP Passport account, a web case can be submitted here: https://h10145.www1.hp.com/help/help_questions.aspx?l2id=48&SelectedTab=3

To talk to HP support directly, worldwide telephone numbers are available here: https://h10145.www1.hp.com/help/Help_ContactInfo.aspx?cwp=2&SelectedTab=2

For Option 3, the Early Availability software update K.15.08.00007 is available here:


The release notes for K.15.08.00007 is available here:


Version:1 (rev.1) - 10 April 2012 Initial Release
Version:2 (rev.2) - 26 April 2012 Updated case details and solution choices

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 issues about implementing the recommendations of this Security Bulletin, contact normal HP Services support channel.  For other issues about the content of this Security Bulletin, send e-mail to security-alert@hp.com.

Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported product, send Email to: security-alert@hp.com

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Security Bulletin List: A list of HP Security Bulletins, updated periodically, is contained in HP Security Notice HPSN-2011-001: https://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=emr_na-c02964430

Security Bulletin Archive: A list of recently released Security Bulletins is available here: http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/secBullArchive/

Software Product Category: The Software Product Category is represented in the title by the two characters following HPSB.

3C = 3COM
3P = 3rd Party Software
GN = HP General Software
HF = HP Hardware and Firmware
MU = Multi-Platform Software
NS = NonStop Servers
OV = OpenVMS
PI = Printing and Imaging
PV = ProCurve
ST = Storage Software
TU = Tru64 UNIX

Copyright 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. The information provided is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. To the extent permitted by law, neither HP or its affiliates, subcontractors or suppliers will be liable for incidental,special or consequential damages including downtime cost; lost profits;damages relating to the procurement of substitute products or services; or damages for loss of data, or software restoration. The information in this document is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard Company and the names of Hewlett-Packard products referenced herein are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company in the United States and other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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