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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   HPE ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager Vendors:   ArcSight, HPE
HPE ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager Bugs Let Remote Authenticated Users Download Files and Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035282
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-1990, CVE-2016-1991   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 15 2016
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.x prior to 5.6, 6.0, 6.5.x prior to 6.5C SP1 Patch 2, 6.8c
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in HPE ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM). A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system. A remote authenticated user can obtain files on the target system.

A local user can execute arbitrary commands on the target system with elevated privileges [CVE-2016-1990].

A remote authenticated user can send specially crafted data to view files on the target system [CVE-2016-1991].

ArcSight ESM Express is also affected.

Clive Reeves of Telestra reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can obtain files on the target system.

Solution:   HP has issued a fix (5.6, 6.5C SP1 Patch 2, 6.8c P1, and 6.9.1).

The HP advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (2003)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [security bulletin] HPSBGN03556 rev.1 - ArcSight ESM and ESM Express, Remote Arbitrary File Download, Local Arbitrary Command Execution

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Note: the current version of the following document is available here:


Document ID: c05048452
Version: 1

HPSBGN03556 rev.1 - ArcSight ESM and ESM Express, Remote Arbitrary File
Download, Local Arbitrary Command Execution

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.

Release Date: 2016-03-14
Last Updated: 2016-03-14

Potential Security Impact: Remote arbitrary file download, local arbitrary
command execution

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Product Security Response Team

Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified with ArcSight ESM and
ESM Express. The vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely to trick an
unsuspecting user into downloading arbitrary files, or running arbitrary
commands on the local system.



SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

HP ArcSight ESM Express all versions
HP ArcSight ESM 5.x versions prior to 5.6, 6.0, 6.5.x prior to 6.5C SP1 Patch
2, 6.8c


CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
  Reference              Base Vector             Base Score
CVE-2016-1990    (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)       4.3
CVE-2016-1991    (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)       6.5
             Information on CVSS is documented
            in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002

The Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company thanks Clive Reeves of Telestra for
reporting these vulnerabilities to


HPE has made the following software updates available to resolve the
vulnerabilities. The updates may be downloaded from:

HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager versions v5.6, v6.5C SP1 Patch 2,
v6.8c P1, and v6.9.1
HP ArcSight ESM Express version v6.9.1

Version:1 (rev.1) - 14 March 2016 Initial release

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