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HP netttune & SAM Vulnerabilities




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                       The U.S. Department of Energy
                    Computer Incident Advisory Capability
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                             INFORMATION BULLETIN

               HP-UX Vulnerabilities (netttune, SAM remote admin)

July 24, 1996 22:00 GMT                                            Number G-34
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PROBLEM:       HP has recently released information about fixes to
               vulnerabilities in the netttune and SAM remote admin programs.
PLATFORM:      See the HP bulletin below for more information.
DAMAGE:        See the HP bulletins below for more information.
SOLUTION:      Read and implement the recommendations and patches described
               below.
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VULNERABILITY  HP recommends using the solutions listed in the bulletin below
ASSESSMENT:    as soon as possible.
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[ Begin HP Bulletin ]

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HEWLETT-PACKARD SECURITY ADVISORY: HPSBU0796-035, 22 July 1996
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The information in the following Security Advisory should be acted upon
as soon as possible.  Hewlett Packard will not be liable for any
consequences to any customer resulting from customer's failure to fully
implement instructions in this Security Advisory as soon as possible.

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PROBLEM:  Incorrect permissions on nettune executable

PLATFORM: HP 9000/700 and 9000/800 systems running operating system
          version 10.0 or 10.01 of HP-UX.

DAMAGE:   The configuration of various networking parameters could be
          modified by non-root users.

SOLUTION: Login as root user and issue the following commands:

          chmod 555 /usr/contrib/bin/nettune
          chown bin /usr/contrib/bin/nettune

AVAILABILITY: Not applicable

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I.    Nettune

   A. Background

      The nettune program is a utility program that allows non-root
      users to examine and root users to modify several items that
      affect networking.  The nettune binary that ships with HP-UX
      10.0 and 10.01 has incorrect permission attributes that allow
      non-root users to modify networking parameters which only root
      users should be able to modify.  Operating systems released
      after 10.01, such as HP-UX 10.10, correctly set the permissions
      on this program file and are therefore not vulnerable.


   B. Fixing the problem

      The fix for this problem is to modify the owner and execution
      permissions of the nettune binary itself.  This can easily be
      accomplished using the chown and chmod commands listed below.


   C. Recommended solution

      Login as root user and issue the following commands:

          chmod 555 /usr/contrib/bin/nettune
          chown bin /usr/contrib/bin/nettune


   D. To subscribe to automatically receive future NEW HP Security
      Bulletins from the HP SupportLine mail service via electronic
      mail, send an email message to:

      support@us.external.hp.com   (no Subject is required)

      Multiple instructions are allowed in the TEXT PORTION OF THE
      MESSAGE, here are some basic instructions you may want to use:

      To add your name to the subscription list for new security
      bulletins, send the following in the TEXT PORTION OF THE MESSAGE:

                  subscribe security_info

      To retrieve the index of all HP Security Bulletins issued to
      date, send the following in the TEXT PORTION OF THE MESSAGE:

                  send security_info_list

      To get a patch matrix of current HP-UX and BLS security
      patches referenced by either Security Bulletin or Platform/OS,
      put the following in the text portion of your message:

                  send hp-ux_patch_matrix

       World Wide Web service for browsing of bulletins
       is available via our URL:
       (http://us.external.hp.com)

       Choose "Support news", then under Support news,
       choose "Security Bulletins"


   E. To report new security vulnerabilities, send email to

          security-alert@hp.com

      Please encrypt exploit information using the security-alert PGP
      key, available from your local key server, or by sending a
      message with a -subject- (not body) of 'get key' (no quotes) to
      security-alert@hp.com.


     Permission is granted for copying and circulating this Bulletin to
     Hewlett-Packard (HP) customers (or the Internet community) for the
     purpose of alerting them to problems, if and only if, the Bulletin
     is not edited or changed in any way, is attributed to HP, and
     provided such reproduction and/or distribution is performed for
     non-commercial purposes.

     Any other use of this information is prohibited. HP is not liable
     for any misuse of this information by any third party.

________________________________________________________________________

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HEWLETT-PACKARD SECURITY BULLETIN: #HPSBUX9607-034, 22 July 1996
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The information in the following Security Bulletin should be acted upon
as soon as possible.  Hewlett Packard will not be liable for any
consequences to any customer resulting from customer's failure to fully
implement instructions in this Security Bulletin as soon as possible.

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PROBLEM:  Vulnerabilities in SAM remote administration.
PLATFORM: HP 9000/300/400/700 and 800 systems running any currently
          supported version of HP-UX 9.X and 10.X.
DAMAGE:   The security of the enterprise and its applications could
          be compromised.
SOLUTION: Follow the procedure below.

AVAILABILITY: Not applicable

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I. Mailing list discussions

   A. Background

      It has recently come to the attention of Hewlett-Packard that
      remote administration of cluster nodes via SAM (System
      Administration Manager) is done with a now widely known
      password.  There is a default account password used in the
      currently shipping SAM binary.  That user gets created via rsh
      on the remote machine.

   B. Recommended workaround

      Hewlett-Packard strongly recommends that administrators concerned
      with the security of their enterprise either:
        a) do not configure remote administration, or
        b) replace that existing password field in /etc/passwd with an
           asterisk (*)

      Hewlett-Packard is working to deliver new scheme in a future
      release of the SAM product.

   C. To subscribe to automatically receive future NEW HP Security
      Bulletins from the HP SupportLine mail service via electronic
      mail, send an email message to:

      support@us.external.hp.com   (no Subject is required)

      Multiple instructions are allowed in the TEXT PORTION OF THE
      MESSAGE, here are some basic instructions you may want to use:

      To add your name to the subscription list for new security
      bulletins, send the following in the TEXT PORTION OF THE MESSAGE:

                  subscribe security_info

      To retrieve the index of all HP Security Bulletins issued to
      date, send the following in the TEXT PORTION OF THE MESSAGE:

                  send security_info_list

      To get a patch matrix of current HP-UX and BLS security
      patches referenced by either Security Bulletin or Platform/OS,
      put the following in the text portion of your message:

                  send hp-ux_patch_matrix

       World Wide Web service for browsing of bulletins
       is available via our URL:
       (http://us.external.hp.com)

       Choose "Support news", then under Support news,
       choose "Security Bulletins"


   D. To report new security vulnerabilities, send email to

          security-alert@hp.com

      Please encrypt exploit information using the security-alert PGP
      key, available from your local key server, or by sending a
      message with a -subject- (not body) of 'get key' (no quotes) to
      security-alert@hp.com.


     Permission is granted for copying and circulating this Bulletin to
     Hewlett-Packard (HP) customers (or the Internet community) for the
     purpose of alerting them to problems, if and only if, the Bulletin
     is not edited or changed in any way, is attributed to HP, and
     provided such reproduction and/or distribution is performed for
     non-commercial purposes.

     Any other use of this information is prohibited. HP is not liable
     for any misuse of this information by any third party.
______________________________________________________________________

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CIAC wishes to acknowledge the contributions of HP for the
information contained in this bulletin.
_______________________________________________________________________________

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