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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: c00778900
Version: 1

HPSBUX02157 SSRT061220 rev.1 HP-UX Running Ignite-UX Server,
Remote Unauthorized Access and Privilege Elevation

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2006-09-27
Last Updated: 2006-09-27

Potential Security Impact: Remote unauthorized access and privilege elevation

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HP-UX running the Ignite-UX server.
The vulnerability could be exploited to allow a remote unauthorized user to gain root access
to the system running the Ignite-UX server.

References: none

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.00, B.11.11, B.11.23 running Ignite-UX server.

BACKGROUND


AFFECTED VERSIONS

To determine if an HP-UX system has an affected version,
search the output of "swlist -a revision -l fileset" for one
of the filesets listed below. For affected systems verify that
the recommended action has been taken.

HP-UX B.11.00
HP-UX B.11.11
HP-UX B.11.23
=============
Ignite-UX.BOOT-SERVICES
action: install revision C.6.9.150 or subsequent

END AFFECTED VERSIONS

RESOLUTION

HP has made the following software updates available to resolve the issue.

Ignite-UX-11-00_C.6.9.150_HP-UX_B.11.00_32+64.depot
Ignite-UX-11-11_C.6.9.150_HP-UX_B.11.00_32+64.depot
Ignite-UX-11-23_C.6.9.150_HP-UX_B.11.00_32+64.depot
or
Ignite-UX_All_C.6.9.150.depot (contains all three depots)

These software updates are available on http://www.hp.com/go/softwaredepot .

MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update
Update to Ignite-UX revision C.6.9.150 or subsequent.

PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION

HP-UX Security Patch Check: Security Patch Check revision B.02.00 analyzes all
HP-issued Security Bulletins to provide a subset of recommended actions that
potentially affect a specific HP-UX system. For more information:
http://software.hp.com/portal/swdepo...Number=B6834AA

HISTORY
Version:1 (rev.1) - 27 September 2006 Initial release

Support: For further information, contact normal HP Services
support channel.

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* The Software Product Category that this Security Bulletin
relates to is represented by the 5th and 6th characters of the
Bulletin number in the title:

GN = HP General SW,
MA = HP Management Agents,
MI = Misc. 3rd party SW,
MP = HP MPE/iX,
NS = HP NonStop Servers,
OV = HP OpenVMS,
PI = HP Printing & Imaging,
ST = HP Storage SW,
TL = HP Trusted Linux,
TU = HP Tru64 UNIX,
UX = HP-UX,
VV = HP Virtual Vault


System management and security procedures must be reviewed
frequently to maintain system integrity. HP is continually
reviewing and enhancing the security features of software products
to provide customers with current secure solutions.

"HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to
bring to the attention of users of the affected HP products the
important security information contained in this Bulletin. HP
recommends that all users determine the applicability of this
information to their individual situations and take appropriate
action. HP does not warrant that this information is necessarily
accurate or complete for all user situations and, consequently, HP
will not be responsible for any damages resulting from user's use
or disregard of the information provided in this Bulletin. To the
extent permitted by law, HP disclaims all warranties, either
express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability
and fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement."


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


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