Security Vulnerability in OpenSSH on HP-UX (Rev. 1)

Security Vulnerability in OpenSSH on HP-UX (Rev. 1)

Post by Security Ale » Fri, 02 Aug 2002 21:29:22

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 **REVISED 01**
  Originally issued: 27 June 2002
  Last revision: 31 July 2002

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.

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

DAMAGE:   Possible privilege increases, from remote locations.

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

MANUAL ACTIONS: Retrieve and install new binary.

AVAILABILITY: The new HP-UX Secure Shell binary is available now
              (see below).

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 <>, under
- --> "Intenet and Security solutions".

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

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