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Potential Security Vulnerabilities in CDE (CIAC N-102)


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

           Hewlett-Packard Potential Security Vulnerabilities in CDE

June 4, 2003 19:00 GMT                                            Number N-102
[REVISED 03 July 2003]
PROBLEM:       Several potential vulnerabilities have been identified in CDE: 
                  * libDtHelp 
                  * libDtSvc 
                  * dtprintinfo 
                  * dtsession 
                  * dtterm 
PLATFORM:      HP 9000 Series 700/800 Servers running HP-UX 10.20, 11.00, 
               11.04, 11.11, and 11.22 
DAMAGE:        Potential unauthorized privileged access. 
SOLUTION:      Install appropriate patches as described in Hewlett-Packard's 
               security bulletin. 
VULNERABILITY  The risk is MEDIUM. These potential vulnerabilites may be in 
ASSESSMENT:    the form of local and remote security domain risks. 

Revision History:  HP released patches for versions B.10.20.

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Document ID:  HPSBUX0306-263
Date Loaded:  20030702
      Title:  SSRT2373 SSRT2374 SSRT3484 SSRT2405 SSRT2415 Potential Security Vulnerabilities 

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**REVISED 01**
 Originally issued: 02 June 2003
 SSRT2373 SSRT2374 SSRT3484 SSRT2405 SSRT2415 Potential Security
  Vulnerabilities in CDE (rev.1)
 Last revised: 02 July 2003

NOTICE: There are no restrictions for distribution of this
Bulletin provided that it remains complete and intact.

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: Potential security vulnerabilities in CDE libraries and

IMPACT: Potential unauthorized privileged access. These potential
        vulnerabilities may be in the form of local and remote
        security domain risks.

PLATFORM: HP-UX B.10.20, B.11.00, B.11.04, B.11.11,
          and B.11.22 running CDE.

**REVISED 01**
SOLUTION:  B.10.20, B.11.00, B.11.04, B.11.11, B.11.22 -
           Install the appropriate patches.
 -->          PHSS_29201  B.10.20
 -->          PHSS_29202  B.10.20
              PHSS_28675  B.11.00
              PHSS_28678  B.11.00
              PHSS_29214  B.11.04
              PHSS_28676  B.11.11
              PHSS_28677  B.11.11
              PHSS_28679  B.11.11
              PHSS_28682  B.11.22
              PHSS_28683  B.11.22


AVAILABILITY: All patches are now available.

CHANGE SUMMARY: Rev.01 -  Added B.10.20 patches.
                          Addded AFFECTED VERSIONS section.
                          Changed version format to agree
                          with the output of "uname -a".
                          For example, 11.11 -> B.11.11.

 A. Background

    Several potential vulnerabilities have been identified in CDE.

    SSRT2373 libDtHelp,
    SSRT2374 libDtSvc (VU#860296, CAN 2001-0551),
    SSRT2405 dtprintinfo,
    SSRT2415 dtsession (VU#584243, SSRT2282),
    SSRT3484 dtterm.

    Also Affected: Tru64 UNIX
    Cross reference:  SSRT2373, SSRT2374, SSRT2405, SSRT2415

**REVISED 01**
 --> The following is a list by HP-UX revision of
 --> affected filesets and the fileset revision or
 --> patch containing the fix.  To determine if a
 --> system has an affected version, search the
 --> output of "swlist -a revision -l fileset"
 --> for an affected fileset, then determine if
 --> a fixed revision or the applicable patch is
 --> installed.
 --> HP-UX B.11.22
 --> =============
 --> fix: PHSS_28682
 --> fix: PHSS_28683

 --> HP-UX B.11.11
 --> =============
 --> fix: PHSS_28676
 --> fix: PHSS_28677
 --> CDEDevKit.CDE-PRG
 --> fix: PHSS_28679

 --> HP-UX B.11.04
 --> =============
 --> fix: PHSS_29214

 --> HP-UX B.11.00
 --> =============
 --> fix: PHSS_28675
 --> CDEDevKit.CDE-PRG
 --> fix: PHSS_28678

 --> HP-UX B.11.00
 --> =============
 --> fix: PHSS_29201
 --> CDEDevKit.CDE-PRG
 --> fix: PHSS_29202

 B. Recommended solution

**REVISED 01**
 -->B.10.20 - PHSS_29201
 -->B.10.20 - PHSS_29202

    B.11.00 - PHSS_28675
    B.11.00 - PHSS_28678

    B.11.04 - PHSS_29214

    B.11.11 - PHSS_28676
    B.11.11 - PHSS_28677
    B.11.11 - PHSS_28679

    B.11.22 - PHSS_28682
    B.11.22 - PHSS_28683

 --> Note: If 1020_CDE_DEPOT.depot had been installed,
 -->       as mentioned in the first version of this
 -->       bulletin, it should be removed using swremove
 -->       before installing the B.10.20 CDE patches.

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(c)Copyright 2003 Hewlett-Packard Company
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CIAC wishes to acknowledge the contributions of Hewlett-Packard Company for the 
information contained in this bulletin.

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