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HP Server Killer Firmware Update On the Loose 100

OffTheLip (636691) writes "According to a Customer Advisory released by HP and reported on by the Channel Register website, a recently released firmware update for the ubiquitous HP Proliant server line could disable the network capability of affected systems. Broadcom NICs in G2-G7 servers are identified as potentially vulnerable. The release date for the firmware was April 18 so expect the number of systems affected to go up. HP has not released the number of systems vulnerable to the update."
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HP Server Killer Firmware Update On the Loose

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  • Hot firmware (Score:5, Interesting)

    by DigiShaman ( 671371 ) on Friday April 25, 2014 @08:59AM (#46840053) Homepage

    And this is why I wait at least 2 months before installing firmware updates (unless it's a major security issue). It's not uncommon for a firmware update to be pulled shortly after being published. The 2 month window delay is generally more then enough time to ensure it's a proper update is solid.

  • i got hit by this (Score:4, Interesting)

    by alen ( 225700 ) on Friday April 25, 2014 @09:21AM (#46840205)

    didn't brick my server but it screwed up the device list in Windows and caused a cluster not to see the one node where i upgraded the drivers/firmware. put a null device driver into the device manager and i had to delete it and all was OK. just $250 to MS to figure this out since didn't think it was a HP issue

    on the server the network worked and all but the NIC's weren't "seen" by Windows and so the clustering was screwed up

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