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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
HPESBHF03796 rev.1 - HPE RESTful Interface Tool (iLOREST),
Local Execution of Arbitrary Code
3 November 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: HPE RESTful Interface Tool (iLOREST)
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2017-8968
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: hpesbhf03796en_us
HPESBHF03796 rev.1 - HPE RESTful Interface Tool (iLOREST), Local Execution of
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2017-11-01
Last Updated: 2017-11-01
Potential Security Impact: Local: Execution of Arbitrary Code
Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Product Security Response Team
A security vulnerability has been identified in the HPE RESTful Interface
Tool (iLOREST) that could allow local execution of arbitrary code.
**Note:** The files /usr/lib64/hprest_chif.so (HPREST 1.5) and
/usr/lib64/ilorest_chif.so (iLOREST 2.0) are world writable which could lead
to arbitrary code execution.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
- HP RESTful Interface Tool 1.5, 2.0 - hprest-1.5-79.x86_64.rpm,
CVSS Base Metrics
Reference, CVSS V3 Score/Vector, CVSS V2 Score/Vector
Information on CVSS is documented in
HPE Customer Notice HPSN-2008-002 here:
Hewlett Packard Enterprise would like to thank Jean Francois Gagne of
booking.com for reporting this vulnerability to email@example.com.
HPE has provided a new version of the HPE RESTful Interface Tool (iLOREST)
RPM package(version 2.1) to address this vulnerability.
Please download the new version of the HPE RESTful Interface Tool (iLOREST)
2.1 from HPE Support Center here:
Version:1 (rev.1) - 1 November 2017 Initial release
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