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HP Security Vulnerability in MPE-iX FTPSRVR (CIAC M-075)


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

                  HP Security Vulnerability in MPE/iX FTPSRVR
                     [HP Security Advisory HPSBMP0204-014]

May 1, 2002 17:00 GMT                                             Number M-075
PROBLEM:       The FTP Server FTPSRVR does not properly validate certain 
               commands, which may lead to unauthorized access. 
PLATFORM:      HP3000 servers running MPE/iX 6.0, 6.5 and 7.0. 
DAMAGE:        Unauthorized access to FTP server. 
SOLUTION:      Apply the patch supplied by vendor. 
VULNERABILITY  The risk is MEDIUM. This vulnerability may lead to unauthorized 
ASSESSMENT:    access. 

[***** Start HP Security Advisory HPSBMP0204-014 *****]


Document ID:  HPSBMP0204-014
Date Loaded:  20020430
      Title:  Sec. Vulnerability in MPE/iX FTPSRVR
    Originally issued: 30 April 2002

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.

PROBLEM:  FTPSRVR does not properly validate commands.

PLATFORM: HP3000 servers running MPE/iX 6.0, 6.5 and 7.0.

DAMAGE:   Unauthorized access.

SOLUTION: Install the patch appropriate to your release: 

        6.0              FTPGD91A
        6.5              FTPGD92A
        7.0              FTPGD93A


AVAILABILITY:   Patches are available now.

 A. Background
    The FTP Server FTPSRVR does not properly validate certain
    commands, which may lead to unauthorized access.

 B. Fixing the problem
    Obtain and install patches from  These were built
    to protect against this occurrence in the following releases of

        6.0              FTPGD91A
        6.5              FTPGD92A
        7.0              FTPGD93A

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CIAC wishes to acknowledge the contributions of Hewlett-Packard Company and 
SecurityFocus for the information contained in this bulletin.

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