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HP-UX Running BIND, Remote DoS (DoS)
HPSBUX02451 SSRT090137 rev.3 - HP-UX Running BIND, Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
HPSBUX02451 SSRT090137 rev.3 - HP-UX Running BIND, Remote Denial of Service (DoS)

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HPSBUX02451 SSRT090137 rev.3 - HP-UX Running BIND, 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: 2010-06-04

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Potential Security Impact: Remote Denial of Service (DoS)

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

A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running BIND. The vulnerability could be exploited

remotely to create a Denial of Service (DoS).

References: CVE-2009-0696

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.11, B.11.23, B.11.31 running BIND v9.3.2 or BIND v9.2.0


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


HP has provided the following software updates to resolve the vulnerability for BIND v9.2.0 and BIND v9.3.2.
The patch is available from Updates for all Hp-UX 11i v9.3.2 and B.11.23 v9.2.0 are available from whereas v9.2.0 for B.11.11 is available using ftp. 

HOST / Account / Password / sb2451a / Secure12

Optionally verify the SHA-1 sum.

File name / SHA-1 Sum

BINDv92014.depot / 3D48 900F E09A 2B2C 65D6 459B A44C 5B42 2E24 ECE9

HP-UX Version / BIND Version / File

B.11.11 / 9.2.0 / BINDv92014.depot

B.11.23 / 9.2.0 / PHNE_40339 or subsequent

B.11.11 / 9.3.2 / DNSUPGRADE_C.

B.11.23 / 9.3.2 / DNSUPGRADE_C.

B.11.31 / 9.3.2 / HPUX-NameServer_C.


Download and install the software updates.

HP-UX Software Assistant: HP-UX Software Assistant is an enhanced application that replaces HP-UX Security Patch Check. It analyzes all HP-issued Security Bulletins and lists recommended actions that may apply to a specific HP-UX system. It can also download patches and create a depot automatically. For more information see 


For BIND v9.3.2
HP-UX B.11.11
action: install DNSUPGRADE_C.

HP-UX B.11.23
action: install DNSUPGRADE_C.

HP-UX B.11.31
action:install HPUX-NameServer_C.

For BIND v9.2.0
HP-UX B.11.11
action: install BINDv92014.depot

HP-UX B.11.23
action: install PHNE_40339 or subsequent


Version:1 (rev.1) - 6 August 2009 Initial release
Version:2 (rev.2) - 16 November 2009 New URLs, new v9.2.0 depots for B.11.11 and B.11.23 only.
Version:3 (rev.3) - 4 June 2010 New v9.2.0 patch for B.11.23, new URLs.

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: 
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* 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
NS = HP NonStop Servers
PI = HP Printing & Imaging
ST = HP Storage SW
TL = HP Trusted Linux
TU = HP Tru64 UNIX
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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