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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
HPSBMU02975 rev.1 - HP Smart Update Manager for Linux,
Elevation of Privileges
14 March 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: HP Smart Update Manager
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2013-6208
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UPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c04000397
HPSBMU02975 rev.1 - HP Smart Update Manager for Linux, Elevation of
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2013-03-12
Last Updated: 2014-03-12
Potential Security Impact: Elevation of privileges
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HP Smart Update
Manager for Linux version 5.3.5. The vulnerability could be exploited to
allow an elevation of privileges on the target system.
References: CVE-2013-6208 (SSRT101366)
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP Smart Update Manager for Linux version 5.3.5 on RHEL 6 x86 and x64, RHEL 5
x86 and x64, SLES 11 x86 and x64, and SLES 10 x86 and x64.
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2013-6208 (AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C) 6.6
Information on CVSS is documented
in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
HP has made the following updates available: HP Smart Update Manager for
Linux version 5.3.5, build 70 (hpsum-5.3.5-70) on the SDR.
Version:1 (rev.1) - 12 March 2014 Initial release
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