Zero-Day Advisory

Fortinet Discovers HPE Content Manager Workgroup Service Remote DoS Vulnerability


Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability in HPE Content Manager Workgroup Service.

HPE Content Manager, formerly Records Manager, is a governance-based enterprise content management system designed to help government agencies, regulated industries and global organizations manage their business content from creation to disposal.

A remote DoS vulnerability has been identified in HPE Content Manager Workgroup Service. The vulnerability exists because HPE Content Manager Workgroup Service does not properly deal with specially crafted network packet.


FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

Released Mar 23, 2017

Users should apply the solution provided by HPE.

Additional Information

Fortinet reported the vulnerability to HPE on February 15, 2017.

HPE released patch for it on November 6, 2017.


This vulnerability was discovered by Honggang Ren of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

IPS Subscription

Fortinet customers who subscribe to Fortinet's intrusion prevention (IPS) service should be protected against this vulnerability with the appropriate configuration parameters in place. Fortinet's IPS service is one component of FortiGuard Subscription Services, which also offer comprehensive solutions such as antivirus, Web content filtering and antispam capabilities. These services enable protection against threats on both application and network layers. FortiGuard Services are continuously updated by FortiGuard Labs, which enables Fortinet to deliver a combination of multi-layered security intelligence and true zero-day protection from new and emerging threats. These updates are delivered to all FortiGate, FortiMail and FortiClient products. Fortinet strictly follows responsible disclosure guidelines to ensure optimum protection during a threat's lifecycle.