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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01164065 Version: 1
HPSBMA02258 SSRT071470 rev.1 - HP System Management Homepage (SMH) for Windows, Incomplete Update Installation
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.
Release Date: 2007-09-10 Last Updated: 2007-09-12
Potential Security Impact: Incomplete update installation
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
VULNERABILITY SUMMARY A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP System Management Homepage (SMH) for Windows on systems which are also running HP Version Control Agent (VCA) or Version Control Repository Manager (VCRM). The vulnerability may result in the incomplete installation of OpenSSL updates, including security updates.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed. HP System Management Homepage (SMH) on Windows systems which are also running HP Version Control Agent (VCA) or Version Control Repository Manager (VCRM)
Updates to HP System Management Homepage (SMH) on Windows systems which are also running HP Version Control Agent (VCA) or Version Control Repository Manager (VCRM) may leave the previous OpenSSL software active in memory until the system is rebooted.
RESOLUTION To avoid leaving potentially vulnerable OpenSSL software active in memory, always reboot a Windows system running SMH and VCA or VCRM immediately after installing an update to SMH.
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
HISTORY: Version:1 (rev.1) - 12 September 2007 Initial Release
Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches which are to be installed on systems running HP software products should be applied in accordance with the customer's patch management policy.
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GN = HP General SW MA = HP Management Agents MI = Misc. 3rd Party SW MP = HP MPE/iX NS = HP NonStop Servers OV = HP OpenVMS PI = HP Printing & Imaging ST = HP Storage SW TL = HP Trusted Linux TU = HP Tru64 UNIX UX = HP-UX VV = HP VirtualVault
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