Sec. Vulnerability in OpenSSH on HP-UX (Rev. 3)

Sec. Vulnerability in OpenSSH on HP-UX (Rev. 3)

Post by Security Ale » Sun, 19 Jan 2003 04:49:16



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**REVISED 03**
 Source: HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY
 SECURITY BULLETIN:   HPSBUX0206-195
 Originally issued: 27 June 2002
 Last Revised: 17 January 2003

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The information in the following Security Advisory 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 Advisory as
soon as possible.

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PROBLEM:  OpenSSH input validation errors can cause faults from
          remote hosts in SSH protocol version 2.

PLATFORM: HP 9000 Servers running HP-UX release 11.00, and 11.11
          only with the T1471AA HP-UX Secure Shell product
          installed.

DAMAGE:   Possible privilege increases, from remote locations.

**REVISED 01**
SOLUTION: A new binary has been prepared and is available.

**REVISED 03**
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update
- -->>            Install new binary version A.03.10.002 or
                subsequent, which can be
                found on <www.software.hp.com>
                under "Internet and Security solutions".

AVAILABILITY: The new HP-UX Secure Shell binary is available now
              (see below).
CHANGE SUMMARY: Revision 01 new binary available
                Revision 02 modify MANUAL ACTIONS field
                Revision 03 correct version, should be
                            A.03.10.002
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A. Background
    Pursuant to the CERT Advisory CA-2002-18 on OpenSSH,
    Hewlett-Packard Company has learned of a defect in the
    code in SSH, product number T1471AA.

**REVISED 01**
B. Fixing the problem
- --> HP has produced new binaries for its version which is based on
- --> OpenSSH release 3.1p1, its newest version of HP-UX Secure Shell
- --> (A.03.10.002).
- --> To retrieve this free software go to <www.software.hp.com>, under
- --> "Internet and Security solutions".

- --> NOTE: While Virtualvault 4.6 includes OpenSSH version 3, it does
- -->       not have the vulnerability mentioned in the CERT
CA-2002-18.

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Yours truly,
HP S/W Security Team
WTEC Cupertino, California