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HP OpenVMS SMGRTL Run Time Library, Local Authorized User, Gain Privileged Access



HPSBOV02364 SSRT080078 rev.1 - HP OpenVMS SMGRTL Run Time Library, Local Authorized User, Gain Privileged Access
HPSBOV02364 SSRT080078 rev.1 - HP OpenVMS SMGRTL Run Time Library, Local Authorized User, Gain Privileged Access



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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: c01539423
Version: 1

HPSBOV02364 SSRT080078 rev.1 - HP OpenVMS SMGRTL Run Time Library, Local Authorized User, Gain Privileged Access

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

Release Date: 2008-09-10
Last Updated: 2008-09-10

Potential Security Impact: Local authorized user, gain privileged access

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

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP OpenVMS SMGRTL Run Time Library. The vulnerability could be exploited locally by an authorized user to gain extended privileges. 

References: CVE-2008-3540

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
The SMGRTL Run Time Library provided with the following HP OpenVMS versions:

HP OpenVMS for Integrity Servers v 8.3-1H1 
HP OpenVMS for Integrity Servers v 8.3 
HP OpenVMS for Integrity Servers v 8.2-1 
HP OpenVMS ALPHA v 8.3 
HP OpenVMS ALPHA v 8.2 
HP OpenVMS ALPHA v 7.3-2 



BACKGROUND

CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics 
==============================================Reference                         Base Vector               Base Score 
CVE-2008-3540     (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)      4.3
==============================================Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.

The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks bugs@signedness.org for reporting this vulnerability to security-alert@hp.com. 

RESOLUTION

HP is providing the following early release patches publicly for use by any customer until updates are available in mainstream release patch kits. 

HP OpenVMS for Integrity Servers v 8.3-1H1 ECO VMS831H1I_MUP-SMGRTL-V0100
 
ECO Kit: ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/openvms_patches/i64/V8.3-1H1/VMS831H1I_SMGRTL_MUP-V0100.ZIPEXE 
ECO Notes: ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/openvms_patches/i64/V8.3-1H1/VMS831H1I_SMGRTL_MUP-V0100.txt 
 


HP OpenVMS for Integrity Servers v 8.3 ECO VMS83I_SMGRTL_MUP-V0100
 
ECO Kit: ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/openvms_patches/i64/V8.3/VMS83I_SMGRTL_MUP-V0100.ZIPEXE 
ECO Notes: ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/openvms_patches/i64/V8.3/VMS83I_SMGRTL_MUP-V0100.txt 
 


HP OpenVMS for Integrity Servers v 8.2-1 ECO VMS821I_SMGRTL_MUP-V0100 
 
ECO Kit: ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/openvms_patches/i64/V8.2-1/VMS821I_SMGRTL_MUP-V0100.ZIPEXE 
ECO Notes: ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/openvms_patches/i64/V8.2-1/VMS821I_SMGRTL_MUP-V0100.txt 
 


HP OpenVMS for Integrity Servers v 8.3 ECO VMS83I_SMGRTL_MUP-V0100
 
ECO Kit: ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/openvms_patches/i64/V8.3/VMS83I_SMGRTL_MUP-V0100.ZIPEXE 
ECO Notes: ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/openvms_patches/i64/V8.3/VMS83I_SMGRTL_MUP-V0100.txt 
 


HP OpenVMS ALPHA v 8.3 ECO VMS83A_SMGRTL_MUP-V0100
 
ECO Kit: ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/openvms_patches/alpha/V8.3/VMS83A_SMGRTL_MUP-V0100.ZIPEXE 
ECO Notes: ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/openvms_patches/alpha/V8.3/VMS83A_SMGRTL_MUP-V0100.txt 
 


HP OpenVMS ALPHA v 8.2 ECO VMS82A_SMGRTL_MUP-V0100
 
ECO Kit: ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/openvms_patches/alpha/V8.2/VMS82A_SMGRTL_MUP-V0100.ZIPEXE 
ECO Notes: ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/openvms_patches/alpha/V8.2/VMS82A_SMGRTL_MUP-V0100.txt 
 


HP OpenVMS ALPHA v 7.3-2 ECO VMS732_SMGRTL_MUP-V0100
 
ECO Kit: ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/openvms_patches/alpha/V7.3-2/VMS732_SMGRTL_MUP-V0100.ZIPEXE 
ECO Notes: ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/openvms_patches/alpha/V7.3-2/VMS732_SMGRTL_MUP-V0100.txt 
 


PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION 
None

HISTORY 
Version:1 (rev.1) - 10 September 2008 Initial release 

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

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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."

ęCopyright 2008 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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