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HPUX Sec. Vulnerability asecure



HPUX Sec. Vulnerability asecure Privacy and Legal Notice

CIAC INFORMATION BULLETIN

L-058: HPUX Sec. Vulnerability asecure

March 12, 2001 18:00 GMT

PROBLEM: Certain files used by the asecure program have unsafe permissions
PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 700/800 running HP-UX releases 10.01, 10.10, 10.20 and 11.00 only
DAMAGE: HP states that a possible denial of service (DoS) condition exists.
SOLUTION: Install the patch as specified in the bulletin

VULNERABILITY
ASSESSMENT:
The risk is LOW. No publicly announced exploit has been seen in the wild.


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Document ID:  HPSBUX0103-145
Date Loaded:  20010307
      Title:  Sec. Vulnerability in asecure

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    HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY BULLETIN: #0145, 07 Mar. '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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PROBLEM:  Certain files used by the asecure program have unsafe
          permissions.
PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 700/800 running HP-UX releases 10.01, 10.10,
          10.20 and 11.00 only.
DAMAGE:   Possible denial of service
SOLUTION: Install the appropriate patch for the HP-UX release:

          10.01, 10.10,10.20             PHSS_22935
          11.00                          PHSS_22936

AVAILABILITY:  The patches are available now.
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I.
   A. Background
      Certain files used by the asecure program have unsafe permissions.

   B. Recommended solution
      Obtain the necessary patch from itrc.hp.com, as described below.
      For HP-UX releases 10.01, 10.10,10.20:       PHSS_22935
                                  and 11.00:       PHSS_22936

      NOTE: No patch is needed for HP-UX 11.11. 

   C. To subscribe to automatically receive future NEW HP Security
      Bulletins from the HP IT Resource Center via electronic mail,
      do the following:

      Use your browser to get to the HP IT Resource Center page
      at:

       http://itrc.hp.com

      Under the Maintenance and Support Menu (Electronic Support
      Center):  click on the "more..." link.  Then -

      Use the 'Login' tab at the left side of the screen to login
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      Under the Maintenance and Support Menu, click on the "more..."
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      the page), select "Support Information Digests".

      To -subscribe- to future HP Security Bulletins or other
      Technical Digests, click the check box (in the left column)
      for the appropriate digest and then click the "Update
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      or

      To -review- bulletins already released, select the link
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      To -gain access- to the Security Patch Matrix, select
      the link for "hp security bulletins archive" near the bottom.
      Once in the archive the top link is to our current Security
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      The security patch matrix is also available via anonymous ftp:

      ftp.itrc.hp.com
      ~ftp/export/patches/hp-ux_patch_matrix"

      On the "Support Information Digest Main" page:
      click on the "HP Security Bulletin Archive".

   D. 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.

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