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CIAC L-110 HP Open View Event Correlation Services Vulnerability


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

             HP Open View Event Correlation Services Vulnerability
               [Hewlett-Packard Company Security Bulletin #0158]

July 10, 2001 22:00 GMT                                           Number L-110
PROBLEM:       A vulnerability in HP Open View Net Node Manager's Event 
               Correlation Service daemon ecsd 
PLATFORM:      HP9000 Series 700/800 running HP-UX releases 10.10, 10.20 and 
               11.00, plus Solaris 2.5 and 2.6 
DAMAGE:        Allows unauthorized access privilege for users 
SOLUTION:      Apply the appropriate patch as described below 
VULNERABILITY  The risk is MEDIUM: Local user could gain root access 

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PROBLEM:  ecsd has a user authorization problem.

PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 700/800 running HP-UX releases 10.10, 10.20 and
          11.00,  plus Solaris 2.5 and 2.6.

DAMAGE:   ecsd allows unauthorized access privilege for users.

SOLUTION: ecsd authorization is tuned to prevent unauthorized access.
          Install the appropriate patch for HP-UX releases as
          described below.
                   HPUX 10.10 and 10.20       PHSS_24497
                   HPUX 11.00                 PHSS_24498
                   Solaris 2.5, 2.6           PSOV_02958

AVAILABILITY: All patches are available now (see special note below).

A.  Background
    Event Correlation Services (ECS), ecsd allows unauthorized access
    privilege for users.

B.  Recommended solution

    NOTE: These three patches are NOT be available from the ITRC.
          They can only be obtained from:

    NOTE: The HPUX patches are large and have dependencies.

      Apply one of these patches:

              HPUX 10.10 and 10.20                PHSS_24497
              HPUX 11.00                          PHSS_24498
              Solaris 2.5, 2.6                    PSOV_02958

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