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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
HP NonStop Virtual TapeServer (VTS) running Bash Shell,
Remote Code Execution
30 September 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: HP NonStop Virtual TapeServer
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2014-7186 CVE-2014-7169 CVE-2014-6271
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Note: the current version of the following document is available here:
SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c04466586
HPSBNS03115 rev.1 - HP NonStop Virtual TapeServer (VTS) running Bash Shell,
Remote Code Execution
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Last Updated: 2014-09-30
Potential Security Impact: Remote code execution
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP NonStop
Virtual TapeServer (VTS) running Bash Shell . This is the Bash Shell
vulnerability known as "Shellshock" which could be exploited remotely to
allow execution of code.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
All Versions (6.xx.xx and 8.x)
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2014-6271 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) 10.0
CVE-2014-7169 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) 10.0
CVE-2014-7186 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) 10.0
Information on CVSS is documented
in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
HP has released the following software updates to resolve the vulnerability
in HP NonStop Virtual TapeServer (VTS) running Bash Shell.
Versions containing final fix:
No fix is planned for version 8.1, version 8.0, or versions prior to
For best support, HP recommends moving to version 8.3 or 8.4.
Install the following SPR
T0868V03^AAW (VTS) - available now (TCF)
Note: Contact the GNSC for access if this SPR is not yet present in Scout.
This SPR is usable with the following versions:
- Minimal system impact.
- Installation and reboot of the HP VTS is expected to take approximately
10 minutes. There may be additional downtime if the system performs a
filesystem check during this process.
Please refer to the SPR T0868V03^AAW softdoc for detailed SPR information,
including installation instructions, superseded SPRs, and requisite SPR
lists. Note that in some cases, requisite SPRs might have greater
installation impact than the SPR described in the OPN.
Version:1 (rev.1) - 30 September 2014 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
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NS = NonStop Servers
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