Sec. Vulnerability in SD in HP-UX 11.00 and 11.11

Sec. Vulnerability in SD in HP-UX 11.00 and 11.11

Post by Security Ale » Sat, 01 Jun 2002 02:02:13

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   Originally issued: 29 May 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:  Software Distributor (SD) in incorrectly provides data
          views in files not normally readable by user.

PLATFORM: HP 9000 Servers running HP-UX release 11.00 and 11.11 only.

DAMAGE:   Possible denial-of-service.

SOLUTION: Apply the appropriate patches for HP-UX releases:
                   PHCO_25875    11.00
                   PHCO_25887    11.11


AVAILABILITY: The patches are available now.


A. Background
    Hewlett-Packard Company has learned of a defect in the use of
    the Software Distributor's swinstall command on releases of
    HP-UX 11.00 and 11.11, which incorrectly provides views of
    file data normally not permitted by a user.

B. Fixing the problem
   The recommended solution is to retrieve and install the
   appropriate patch:
                   PHCO_25875    11.00
                   PHCO_25887    11.11

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