VDB-113468 · CVE-2017-8973 · BID 101938

HPE Matrix Operating Environment 7.6 LR1 input validation

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A vulnerability was found in HPE Matrix Operating Environment 7.6 LR1 and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. Impacted is integrity. CVE summarizes:

An improper input validation vulnerability in HPE Matrix Operating Environment version 7.6 LR1 was found.

The bug was discovered 01/02/2018. The weakness was presented 02/15/2018 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at support.hpe.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2017-8973 since 05/15/2017. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. The requirement for exploitation is a simple authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 01/06/2020).

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 44 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

See 113465, 113466 and 113467 for similar entries.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.3

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.3
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Class: Input validation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Recommended: no mitigation known
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05/15/2017 🔍
11/13/2017 +182 days 🔍
01/02/2018 +50 days 🔍
02/15/2018 +44 days 🔍
02/15/2018 +0 days 🔍
02/16/2018 +1 days 🔍
01/06/2020 +689 days 🔍


Vendor: hpe.com

Advisory: support.hpe.com
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-8973 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 101938 - HP Matrix Operating Environment HPESBMU03795 Multiple Remote Security Vulnerabilities

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Created: 02/16/2018 12:55 PM
Updated: 01/06/2020 10:36 AM
Changes: 02/16/2018 12:55 PM (58), 01/06/2020 10:36 AM (4)
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