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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
HPSBMU02934 rev.1 - HP Application LifeCycle Management,
GossipService SOAP Request, Remote Code Execution
1 November 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: HP Application LifeCycle Management
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2013-4836
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c03969436
HPSBMU02934 rev.1 - HP Application LifeCycle Management, GossipService SOAP
Request, Remote Code Execution
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon
Release Date: 2013-10-30
Last Updated: 2013-10-30
Potential Security Impact: Remote code execution
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP Application
LifeCycle Management, GossipService SOAP Request feature. The vulnerability
could be exploited to allow remote code execution.
References: CVE-2013-4836 (ZDI-CAN-1759, SSRT101128)
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
ALM Synchronizer versions prior to v1.4.2
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CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2013-4836 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) 7.5
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod for working with
HP's Zero Day Initiative to report CVE-2013-4836 to email@example.com
HP has provided ALM Synchronizer version 1.4.2 or newer to resolve this issue.
The new version of ALM Synchronizer can be obtained only from HP ALM add-ins
page or from the synchronizer page download tab on HP Live Network (HPLN):
Version:1 (rev.1) - 30 October 2013 Initial release
Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be
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