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PacketLogix is announcing our strategic partnership with Cisco and Meraki for Wireless, wired networking, security and mobile device management.  Cisco Meraki webinars include a live demo of this cloud management platform and you get a free Meraki access point for attending.  If you would like to try their solution for free, click this link to join a webinar and you will receive an access point to keep!  https://meraki.cisco.com/webinars?ref=2kpRcU0

 

Free AP eligibility To be eligible for a free access point, participants must be an IT professional. Existing Meraki customers are not eligible. Limit of one free AP per company.

 

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Ekahau Site Survey & 3D Planner v9.0 Released!

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To address the increasing capacity challenges with Wi-Fi networks, the Ekahau Site Survey and 3D Planner version 9.0 was released on July 6, 2017. Enterprise Wi-Fi networks today are under a lot of stress. A badly designed Wi-Fi network will fail under heavier loads. Read more about Ekahau's new planner from the blog post on their website:

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Aruba Product Security Advisory

SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: hpesbhf03730en_us
Version: 1
HPESBHF03730 rev.1 - HPE Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager, Mulitple Vulnerabilities
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.
Release Date: 2017-05-24
Last Updated: 2017-05-24

Potential Security Impact: Remote: Access Restriction Bypass, Arbitrary Command Execution, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), Disclosure of Information, Escalation of Privilege
Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE Software Security Response Team
VULNERABILITY SUMMARY
Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified in HPE Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager. The vulnerabilities could be remotely exploited to allow access restriction bypass, arbitrary command execution, cross site scripting (XSS), escalation of privilege and disclosure of information.
References:
  • CVE-2017-5824 - unauthenticated remote Code Execution
  • CVE-2017-5825 - privilege escalation
  • CVE-2017-5826 - authenticated Remote Code Execution
  • CVE-2017-5827 - reflected XSS
  • CVE-2017-5828 - arbitrary command execution via Xml External entity (XXE)
  • CVE-2017-5829 - access restriction bypass
  • CVE-2017-5647 - Apache Tomcat, information disclosure
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
  • Aruba ClearPass Enterprise Software - All ClearPass Policy Manager versions prior to v6.6.5
BACKGROUND
For a PGP signed version of this security bulletin please write to: security-alert@hpe.com
CVSS Version 3.0 and Version 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference
V3 Vector
V3 Base Score
V2 Vector
V2 Base Score
CVE-2017-5647
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
7.5
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
5.0
CVE-2017-5824
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
8.1
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
7.6
CVE-2017-5825
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
5.0
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
4.6
CVE-2017-5826
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
5.0
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
4.6
CVE-2017-5827
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
4.6
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
4.6
CVE-2017-5828
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N
4.2
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N)
3.6
CVE-2017-5829
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N
3.6
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
2.6
Information on CVSS is documented in HPE Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
Hewlett Packard Enterprise would like to thank the following researchers for reporting issues to security-alert@hpe.com :
  • Luke Young (@TheBoredEng) for reporting CVE-2017-5824 through the BugCrowd managed bug bounty program.
  • Luke Young (@TheBoredEng) for reporting CVE-2017-5825 through the BugCrowd managed bug bounty program.
  • "fmast" for reporting CVE-2017-5826 through the BugCrowd BugCrowd managed bug bounty program.
  • Phil Purviance (@superevr) of Bishop Fox for reporting CVE-2017-5827.
  • V. Harishkumar (@harishkumar0394) for reporting CVE-2017-5828 through the BugCrowd managed bug bounty program.
  • Luke Young (@TheBoredEng) for reporting CVE-2017-5829 through the BugCrowd managed bug bounty program.
RESOLUTION
HPE Aruba has provided the following resolution - Upgrade to ClearPass Policy Manager version 6.6.5 and then apply an additional hotfix. ClearPass 6.6.5 was released on March 30, 2017 and an updated version was released April 12, 2017. The additional hotfix is applicable to both versions of ClearPass 6.6.5 and was released on May 24, 2017.  All future releases of ClearPass will include these fixes when released.
Installing the Patch Online Using the Software Updates Portal:
1.       Open ClearPass Policy Manager and go to Administration > Agents and Software Updates > Software Updates.
2.       In the Firmware and Patch Updates area, find the "ClearPass Cumulative Patch 5 for 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 6.6.2, 6.6.3 and 6.6.4" and click the Download button in its row.
3.       Click Install.
4.       When the installation is complete and the status is shown as "Needs Restart", proceed to restart ClearPass. After reboot, the status for the patch will be shown as Installed in Administration > Agents and Software Updates > Software Updates page.
5.       While in the Firmware and Patch Updates area, find the "ClearPass 6.6.5 Hotfix Patch for CVE-2017-5647, CVE-2017-5824, and CVE-2017-5829" and click the Download button in its row.
6.       Click Install.
7.       When the installation is complete and the status is shown as "Needs Restart", proceed to restart ClearPass. After reboot, the status for the patch will be shown as Installed. The ClearPass Policy Manager version number will not change.
Installing the Patch Offline Using the Patch File from https://support.arubanetworks.com:
1.       Download the "6.6.0 Cumulative Patch 5 (6.6.5)" and "ClearPass 6.6.5 Hotfix Patch for CVE-2017-5647, CVE-2017-5824, and CVE-2017-5829" from the Support site.
2.       Open the ClearPass Policy Manager Admin UI and go to Administration > Agents and Software Updates > Software Updates.
3.       At the bottom of the Firmware and Patch Updates area, click Import Updates and browse to the downloaded "6.6.0 Cumulative Patch 5 (6.6.5)" file.
4.       Click Install.
8.       When the installation is complete and the status is shown as Needs Restart, proceed to restart ClearPass. After reboot, the status for the patch will be shown as Installed in Administration > Agents and Software Updates > Software Updates page.
5.       At the bottom of the Firmware and Patch Updates area, click Import Updates and browse to the downloaded " ClearPass 6.6.5 Hotfix Patch for CVE-2017-5647, CVE-2017-5824, and CVE-2017-5829)" file.
9.       Click Install.
10.    When the installation is complete and the status is shown as "Needs Restart", proceed to restart ClearPass. After reboot, the status for the patch will be shown as Installed. The ClearPass Policy Manager version number will not change.
Notes:
  • Temporary Mitigation: These attacks require network access to execute. As a general best practice it is recommended that all administrative access be restricted to trusted user networks exclusively. This applies to the Policy Manager Admin Web Interface and SSH consoles. This is best accomplished through a comprehensive network security policy that restricts administrative access to ClearPass administration interfaces.
    • Restricting access to the Policy Manager Admin Web Interface can be accomplished by navigating to Administration >> Server Manager >> Server Configuration >> <Server-Name> >> Network >> Restrict Access and only allowing non-public or network management networks.
  • Please contact HPE Aruba Technical Support if any assistance is needed.
HISTORY
Version:1 (rev.1) - 24 May 2017 Initial release
Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be installed on systems running Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) software products should be applied in accordance with the customer's patch management policy.
Support: For issues about implementing the recommendations of this Security Bulletin, contact normal HPE Services support channel. For other issues about the content of this Security Bulletin, send e-mail to security-alert@hpe.com.
Report: To report a potential security vulnerability for any HPE supported product:
Subscribe: To initiate a subscription to receive future HPE Security Bulletin alerts via Email: http://www.hpe.com/support/Subscriber_Choice
Security Bulletin Archive: A list of recently released Security Bulletins is available here: http://www.hpe.com/support/Security_Bulletin_Archive
Software Product Category: The Software Product Category is represented in the title by the two characters following HPESB.
3C = 3COM 
3P = 3rd Party Software 

GN = HP General Software 

HF = HP Hardware and Firmware 

MU = Multi-Platform Software 

NS = NonStop Servers 

OV = OpenVMS 

PV = ProCurve 

ST = Storage Software 

UX = HP-UX

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Lunch & Learn with Uila's 'Root Cause Detective'

UILA and PACKETLOGIX Present:
A Lunch & Learn with Uila’s ‘Root Cause Detective’

Enjoy an informative lunch & learn with Uila's 'Root Cause Detective' to hear detail of how Uila indentifies the root cause of a consumer's crucial data center performance issues with 1-click x-ray vision

When: May 31st, Noon to 1pm     

Where: PacketLogix Engineering Office, 16 Cutler Street, Warren, RI

Stump the Dectective Prize: A $100 Amazon Gift Card for anyone who agrees to trial and stump the Detective!

How to Register: Email paula@packetlogix.com or call 401-685-0090

The adoption of data center virtualization has given organizations speed and flexibility in supporting and growing their businesses, but it has created multiple layers of obfuscation between the applications and infrastructure, making it increasingly difficult for IT staff to identify root cause of their performance issues (you know – and wee-luh (uila) knows all to well).
In this workshop, the ‘Root Cause Detective’ will share how Uila’s solution provides 1-click full stack visibility of root cause across applications and infrastructure from the perspective of a real-world Uila client.                Register now by emailing paula@packetlogix.com 
There will only be 15 slots, so please register early!

If you can't join us on the 31st at PacketLogix Lunch & Learn in Rhode Island, we will be at
VMUG Boston on June 1st , 2017

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June 1, 2017 - All Day Event (EST)
At the Boston Summer VMUG SuperCon, you will be surrounded by people who can not only make an impact on your day-to-day projects, but also on your future career. VMUG SuperCons are created by VMware users for VMware users, so don’t miss this opportunity to connect with experts and peers in your area!
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Critical Apache Struts Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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Title
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Apache Struts Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

 Severity: CRITICAL

An unauthenticated remote code execution vulnerability in the Apache
Struts 2 package has been publicly reported.  This advisory details
Aruba's exposure to this vulnerability.

Affected Products
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 -- ClearPass Policy Manager (all versions)


Unaffected Products
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  -- ArubaOS
  -- Aruba Instant
  -- AirWave
  -- ALE
  -- All Aruba cloud services including Aruba Central and Meridian
  -- Niara


Details
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On March 7, 2017 the Apache Struts team released new versions of the
package to address a security vulnerability.  The vulnerability allows
an unauthenticated attacker to execute code remotely on a vulnerable system
through the use of a specially crafted Content-Type header. The attack code
will be executed with the permission of the web server user. Attack tools
exist and this vulnerability is being actively exploited.

The ClearPass Policy Manager administrative Web interface is affected by the
vulnerability.  ClearPass Guest, Insight, and Graphite are NOT affected.

Severity: CRITICAL
CVSSv3 Overall Score: 9.4
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:L/E:F/RL:W/RC:C


Resolution
==========
Aruba will be publishing hotfixes for ClearPass 6.5.7 and 6.6.4 no later than
Tuesday, March 14, 2017.  Additionally, ClearPass 6.6.5 (target release date
of March 22, 2017) will include this fix.

Once the hotfix is published, the following methods may be used to install it:

Installing the Patch Online Using the Software Updates Portal:
1. Open ClearPass Policy Manager and go to Administration > Agents and Software
   Updates > Software Updates.
2. In the Firmware and Patch Updates area, find the "ClearPass 6.5.7 Hotfix
   Patch for CVE-2017-5638" or "ClearPass 6.6.4 Hotfix Patch for CVE-2017-5638"
   patch and click the Download button in its row.
3. Click Install.
4. When the installation is complete and the status is shown as "Needs
   Restart", proceed to restart ClearPass. After reboot, the status for the
   patch will be shown as Installed. The ClearPass Policy Manager version
   number will not change.

Installing the Patch Offline Using the Patch File from support.arubanetworks.com:
1. Download the "ClearPass 6.5.7 Hotfix Patch for CVE-2017-5638" or
   "ClearPass 6.6.4 Hotfix Patch for CVE-2017-5638" patch from the Support site.
2. Open the ClearPass Policy Manager Admin UI and go to Administration >
   Agents and Software Updates > Software Updates.
3. At the bottom of the Firmware and Patch Updates area, click Import Updates
   and browse to the downloaded patch file. The name and description once
   imported may differ from the name and remark on the support site
   as these were adjusted after posting. This is purely a cosmetic discrepancy.
4. Click Install.
5. When the installation is complete and the status is shown as Needs Restart,
   proceed to restart ClearPass. After reboot, the status for the patch will
   be shown as Installed. The ClearPass Policy Manager version number will
   not change.


Workarounds
===========
Restrict access to the Policy Manager Admin Web Interface. This can be
accomplished by navigating to Administration >> Server Manager >>
Server Configuration >> <Server-Name> >> Network >> Restrict Access and
only allowing non-public or network management networks.


Revision History
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      Revision 1 / 2017-Mar-10 / Initial release


Aruba SIRT Security Procedures
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Complete information on reporting security vulnerabilities in Aruba Networks
products, obtaining assistance with security incidents is available at:

http://www.arubanetworks.com/support-services/security-bulletins/

This is an important notice for all #ArubaNetworks #HPE #ClearPass customers. For companies needing assistance with patching, PacketLogix offers this as a professional service. https://lnkd.in/dq_aYTy

 
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