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CIAC L-118 Hewlett-Packard ftpd and ftp Vulnerability


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

                   Hewlett-Packard ftpd and ftp Vulnerability
                   [Hewlett-Packard Security Bulletin #0162]

July 19, 2001 19:00 GMT                                           Number L-118
PROBLEM:       The ftpd and ftp incorrectly manage buffers. 
PLATFORM:      HP9000 Series 700/800 running HP-UX releases 10.01, 10.10, 
               10.20, 11.00, and 11.11. 
DAMAGE:        Remote users could execute unauthorized code. 
SOLUTION:      Apply the appropriate patch for the HP-UX release as prescribed 
               by Hewlett-Packard. 
VULNERABILITY  The risk is MEDIUM. A problem exists with the ftp server glob() 
ASSESSMENT:    function implementation. 

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PROBLEM:  ftpd and ftp incorrectly manage buffers.

PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 700/800 running HP-UX releases 10.01, 10.10,
          10.20, 11.00, and 11.11.

DAMAGE:   Remote users could execute unauthorized code.

SOLUTION: Install the appropriate patch for HP-UX releases as
          described below:

             10.01 or 10.10          PHNE_23947,
             10.20                   PHNE_23948,
             11.00                   PHNE_23949,
             11.11                   PHNE_23950.

AVAILABILITY: All patches are available now.

A.  Background
    CERT Advisory CA-2001-07 references a problem with ftp server
    glob() funtion implementation.  The full text is available at:

B.  Recommended solution
    The problem can be fully rectified by application of one of
    these patches to the appropriate HP-UX release:
             10.01, or 10.10         PHNE_23947,
             10.20                   PHNE_23948,
             11.00                   PHNE_23949,
             11.11                   PHNE_23950.

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information contained in this bulletin.

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