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HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS BIND Server Remote Denial of Service (DoS)



HPSBOV02452 SSRT090161 rev.1 - HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS BIND Server Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
HPSBOV02452 SSRT090161 rev.1 - HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS BIND Server Remote Denial of Service (DoS)



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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: c01835459
Version: 1

HPSBOV02452 SSRT090161 rev.1 - HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS BIND Server Remote Denial of Service (DoS)

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

Release Date: 2009-08-06
Last Updated: 2009-08-06

Potential Security Impact: Remote Denial of Service (DoS)

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with OpenVMS running HP TCP/IP Services BIND server. The vulnerability could be remotely exploited to create a Denial of Service (DoS).

References: CVE-2009-0696

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS v5.4, v5.5, v5.6 on Itanium and Alpha.

BACKGROUND

CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
==========================================================  Reference              Base Vector             Base Score
CVE-2009-0696    (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)       4.3
==========================================================             Information on CVSS is documented
            in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002

RESOLUTION

HP has made the following patched BIND server files available to resolve the vulnerability. The patches are available from the ftp site, hprc.external.hp.com, username is vmsbind and the password is vmsbind.

The patched files is available via ftp: system: hprc.external.hp.com
Login: vmsbind
Password: vmsbind

FTP Access URL: ftp://vmsbind:vmsbind@hprc.external.hp.com/ 

There are patches for all TCP/IP versions (i.e. v54-ECO7, v55-ECO3, and v56-ECO4) for both ALPHA and ITANIUM platforms. Download the file needed from the ftp server for the particular server architecture and TCP/IP services version. The ECO level in each patch file name refers to the TCP/IP services ECO which must be installed prior to using this patch. Itanium Images

TCPIP$BIND_SERVER.EXE_SECURITY_V55_ECO3_ITN

TCPIP$BIND_SERVER.EXE_SECURITY_V56_ECO4_ITN

Alpha Images

TCPIP$BIND_SERVER.EXE_SECURITY_V54_ECO7_ALPHA

TCPIP$BIND_SERVER.EXE_SECURITY_V55_ECO3_ALPHA

TCPIP$BIND_SERVER.EXE_SECURITY_V56_ECO4_ALPHA

After backing up the TCPIP$BIND_SERVER.EXE file, copy the new file to the TCPIP$BIND_SERVER.EXE image already existing in the SYS$COMMON: [SYSEXE] directory and restart the BIND server.

Use these steps to install the new images on a system:

1. Make a safe backup copy of TCPIP$BIND_SERVER.EXE image already existing in the SYS$COMMON: [SYSEXE] directory.

2. Copy the new patch image for the correct architecture and TCP/IP Services versions to TCPIP$BIND_SERVER.EXE to the SYS$COMMON: [SYSEXE].

3. Restart the BIND service using the commands to shutdown and start the service:
Stop the service: @sys$startup:tcpip$bind_shutdown.com 
Start the BIND service: @sys$startup:tcpip$bind_startup.com 

PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
None

HISTORY
Version:1 (rev.1) 06 August 2009 Initial release

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be installed on systems running HP software products should be applied in accordance with the customer's patch management policy.

Support: For further information, contact normal HP Services support channel.

Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported product, send Email to: security-alert@hp.com 
It is strongly recommended that security related information being communicated to HP be encrypted using PGP, especially exploit information.
To get the security-alert PGP key, please send an e-mail message as follows:
To: security-alert@hp.com 
  Subject: get key
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To review previously published Security Bulletins visit: http://www.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/secBullArchive.do 

* The Software Product Category that this Security Bulletin
relates to is represented by the 5th and 6th characters
of the Bulletin number in the title:

GN = HP General SW
MA = HP Management Agents
MI = Misc. 3rd Party SW
MP = HP MPE/iX
NS = HP NonStop Servers
OV = HP OpenVMS
PI = HP Printing & Imaging
ST = HP Storage SW
TL = HP Trusted Linux
TU = HP Tru64 UNIX
UX = HP-UX
VV = HP VirtualVault

System management and security procedures must be reviewed frequently to maintain system integrity. HP is continually reviewing and enhancing the security features of software products to provide customers with current secure solutions.

"HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to bring to the attention of users of the affected HP products the important security information contained in this Bulletin. HP recommends that all users determine the applicability of this information to their individual situations and take appropriate action. HP does not warrant that this information is necessarily accurate or complete for all user situations and, consequently, HP will not be responsible for any damages resulting from user's use or disregard of the information provided in this Bulletin. To the extent permitted by law, HP disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement."

Copyright 2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. The information provided is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. To the extent permitted by law, neither HP or its affiliates, subcontractors or suppliers will be liable for incidental,special or consequential damages including downtime cost; lost profits;damages relating to the procurement of substitute products or services; or damages for loss of data, or software restoration. The information in this document is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard Company and the names of Hewlett-Packard products referenced herein are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company in the United States and other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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