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HP-UX Mpeix Predictive Vulnerability




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

                     HP UX & MPEix Predictive Vulnerability

August 5, 1998 23:00 GMT                                          Number I-081
______________________________________________________________________________
PROBLEM:       Hewlett Packard has identified a vulnerability with the e-mail
               or modem traffic to and from on-site customer machines and
               Response Center Predictive machines.
PLATFORM:      HP9000 series 700/800, HP-UX releases 9.X, 10.X, and 11.00.
               All HP3000 Series 900 systems running MPE/iX Release 5.0 and
               MPE/iX Release 5.5.
DAMAGE:        Data transfer may be compromised.
SOLUTION:      Apply the appropriate patch noted below.
______________________________________________________________________________
VULNERABILITY  The information in the following Security Bulletin should be
ASSESSMENT:    acted upon as soon as possible.
______________________________________________________________________________

[ Start Hewlett-Packard Advisories ]

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Document ID:  HPSBUX9807-081
Date Loaded:  19980728
      Title:  Security Vulnerability with Predictive on HP-UX

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       HEWLETT-PACKARD SECURITY BULLETIN: #00081, 29 July 1998
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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:  Fixes a problem with the e-mail or modem traffic to and
          from on-site customer machines and Response Center Predictive
          machines.

PLATFORM: HP9000 series 700/800, HP-UX releases 9.X, 10.X, and 11.00

DAMAGE:   Data transfer may be compromised.

SOLUTION: Apply the appropriate patch noted below.

AVAILABILITY:  All patches are now available.

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I.
   A. Background
      Many on-site customer machines are running Predictive.  This issue
      is relevant to those users who send Predictive messages and/or
      receive Predictive messages by modem or by e-mail, on all versions
      released to date.

      The predictive executable can be found in /opt/pred/bin.


   B. Fixing the problem
      The problem can be fixed by applying the appropriate Predictive
      Support cumulative patch mentioned below.


   C. Recommended solution

          HP-UX release  9.04    PHSS_14587 and PHSS_5788,
          HP-UX release 10.01    PHSS_15532,
          HP-UX release 10.10    PHSS_15533,
          HP-UX release 10.20    PHSS_15534,
          HP-UX release 10.30    PHSS_15535,
          HP-UX release 11.00    PHSS_14592.

      Any HP-UX version released on or after June 1998 contains the
      Security fix which shipped with that Indepedent Product release
      (IPR), 9806.  IPR's are currently shipped every two months.


   D. To subscribe to automatically receive future NEW HP Security
      Bulletins from the HP Electronic Support Center via electronic
      mail, do the following:

      Use your browser to get to the HP Electronic Support Center page
      at:

        http://us-support.external.hp.com
               (for US, Canada, Asia-Pacific, & Latin-America)
        http://europe-support.external.hp.com     (for Europe)

    Login with your user ID and password (or register for one).
    Remember to save the User ID assigned to you, and your password.
    Once you are in the Main Menu:
    To -subscribe- to future HP Security Bulletins,
      click on "Support Information Digests".
    To -review- bulletins already released from the main Menu,
      click on the "Technical Knowledge Database (Security Bulletins
    only)".
    Near the bottom of the next page, click on "Browse the HP Security
    Bulletin Archive".
    Once in the archive there is another link to our current Security
    Patch Matrix.  Updated daily, this matrix is categorizes security
    patches by platform/OS release, and by bulletin topic.


   E. To report new security vulnerabilities, send email to

           security-alert@hp.com

      Please encrypt any 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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Document ID:  HPSBMP9807-005
Date Loaded:  19980729
      Title:  Security Vulnerability with Predictive on MPEix

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      HEWLETT-PACKARD SECURITY BULLETIN: (MPE/iX) #0005, 30 July 1998
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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.

- -------------------------------------------------------------------------
PROBLEM:  Fixes a problem with the e-mail or modem traffic to and
          from on-site customer machines and Response Center Predictive
          machines.

PLATFORM: All HP3000 Series 900 systems running MPE/iX Release 5.0 and
          MPE/iX Release 5.5.

DAMAGE:   Data transfer may be compromised.

SOLUTION: Apply the appropriate patch noted below.

AVAILABILITY:  All patches are now available.

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I.
   A. Background
      Many on-site customer machines are running Predictive.  This issue
      is relevant to those users who send Predictive messages and/or
      receive Predictive messages by modem or by e-mail.

   B. Recommended solution
      The system administrator needs to obtain and apply the patches
      mentioned below.

   C. Fixing the problem

   1. Obtain the patch
      Obtain the appropriate patch from the HP Electronic Support Center,
      URL:    http://us-support.external.hp.com
              (US,Canada, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America)
              http://europe-support.external.hp.com  (Europe)

      Follow the "Patch Database" hyperlink from the HP Electronic
      Support Center home page.

   2. Apply the patch
      MPE/iX patches are unpacked using the UNPACKP script.  UNPACKP
      runs the MOVER utility to unload the truck file for the patch.
      Hyperlinks for the UNPACKP script and the MPE Patch Installation
      Guide are located on the main page for MPE/iX patches on
      HP Electronic Support Center.

      You need MOVER version A.00.02, EOF (end-of-file) 635, to unload
      MPE/iX patches.  You can download this version of MOVER from
      the HP3000 Web Server at http://jazz.external.hp.com.  Follow
      the Shareware and Sources & Binaries hyperlinks.


   D. Solution impact
      All patches will require rebooting the system.

       OSPKXA8 (A)  for   MPE iX 5.5
       OSPKXC5 (A)  for   MPE iX 5.0

      The problem will be fixed in the MPEiX 6.0 general release.

   E. To subscribe to automatically receive future NEW HP Security
      Bulletins from the HP Electronic Support Center via electronic
      mail, do the following:

      Use your browser to get to the HP Electronic Support Center page
      at:

        http://us-support.external.hp.com
               (for US, Canada, Asia-Pacific, & Latin-America)
        http://europe-support.external.hp.com     (for Europe)

      Login with your user ID and password (or register for one).
      Remember to save the User ID assigned to you, and your password.
      Once you are in the Main Menu:
      To -subscribe- to future HP Security Bulletins,
        click on "Support Information Digests".
      To -review- bulletins already released from the main Menu,
        click on the "Technical Knowledge Database (Security Bulletins
        only)".
      Near the bottom of the next page, click on "Browse the HP Security
      Bulletin Archive".
      Once in the archive there is another link to our current Security
      Patch Matrix.  Updated daily, this matrix is categorizes security
      patches by platform/OS release, and by bulletin topic.


   F. To report new security vulnerabilities, send email to

           security-alert@hp.com

      Please encrypt any 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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[ End Hewlett-Packard Advisories ]
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CIAC wishes to acknowledge the contributions of Hewlett-Packard for the
information contained in this bulletin.
______________________________________________________________________________


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