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HP Security Vulnerability in man(1) Command



HP Security Vulnerability in man(1) Command Privacy and Legal Notice

CIAC INFORMATION BULLETIN

L-034: HP Security Vulnerability in man(1) Command

January 30, 2001 00:00 GMT

PROBLEM: A security vulnerability in the man(1) command could allow a Denial of Service (DoS) by users.
PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 700 and 800 running HP-UX releases 11.00, 11.04, 10.20, 10.24, 10.10 and 10.01.
DAMAGE: Users could cause a Denial of Service (DoS).
SOLUTION: Apply the appropriate patch as described in this bulletin.

VULNERABILITY
ASSESSMENT:
The risk is MEDIUM. The details for exploiting this vulnerability have been publicly discussed.


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Digest Name: daily security bulletins digest
Created: Mon Jan 29 3:00:04 PST 2001
Table of Contents:
Document ID     Title
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HPSBUX0101-138  Sec. Vulnerability in man(1) command

The documents are listed below.
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Document ID: HPSBUX0101-138
Date Loaded: 20010128
Title:      Sec. Vulnerability in man(1) command
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HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY BULLETIN: #0138, 29 Jan. '01
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The information in the following Security Bulletin should be
acted upon as soon as possible. Hewlett-Packard Company 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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ISSUE: All HP9000 series 700/800 workstations and servers.

PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 700 and 800 running HP-UX releases 11.00,
     11.04, 10.20, 10.24, 10.10 and 10.01.

POSSIBLE RESULT: Users could cause a Denial of Service (DoS).

SOLUTION: Apply patches for HP-UX releases as follows:
                11.00: PHCO_23088,
                11.04: PHCO_23178,
                10.20: PHCO_23089,
                10.24: PHCO_23178,
                10.10: PHCO_23090,
                10.01: PHCO_23091.

AVAILABILITY: The patches are available now.
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I.
A. Background
  Hewlett-Packard Company has become aware of a defect in the
  the man(1) command.

B. Fixing the problem
  The problem can be fully resolved by applying the appropriate
  patches to the system. For HP-UX release,

                11.00: PHCO_23088,
                11.04: PHCO_23178,
                10.20: PHCO_23089,
                10.24: PHCO_23178,
                10.10: PHCO_23090,
                10.01: PHCO_23091.

Note: the HP-UX release 11.11 has the fix already included.

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