Sec. Vulnerability in IA HP-UX 11.20 only

Sec. Vulnerability in IA HP-UX 11.20 only

Post by Security Ale » Sat, 20 Oct 2001 05:54:27



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Document ID:  HPSBUX0110-171
Date Loaded:  20011016
      Title:  Sec. Vulnerability in IA HP-UX 11.20 only

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    HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY BULLETIN: #0171,
    Originally issued: 16 October '01
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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.

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PROBLEM: Security restrictions are not consistently enforced when
         starting applications under HP-UX 11.20.

PLATFORM: IPF running HP-UX 11.20 only.

DAMAGE:   A user can gain increased privilege.

SOLUTION: Apply the patch mentioned below
                 HP-UX 11.20:       PHSS_25454

MANUAL ACTIONS: None

AVAILABILITY: The patch is available now.

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 A. Background
    Hewlett-Packard Company has discovered that on a native IA
    system running HP-UX 11.20, all HP-UX commands are incorrectly
    built.

 B. Fixing the problem
    Obtain and apply the patch:

                 HP-UX 11.20:       PHSS_25454

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