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HPSBUX02286 SSRT071466 rev.1 - HP-UX Running System Administration Manager (SAM), Unintended Remote Access

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

Release Date: 2008-07-25
Last Updated: 2008-07-30

Potential Security Impact: Unintended remote access

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

A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HP-UX running System Administration Manager (SAM). This vulnerability may allow unintended remote access.

References: CVE-2008-1662

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.11 and B.11.23 running SAM.


CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2008-1662 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:N) 8.5
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.

Using SAM to configure NFS may result in unintended configurations. Read-only or read-write access to selected systems may be specified with an empty systems list. This may result in unintended access to all systems. After applying the patches listed below SAM will detect this condition and alert the user.


HP is documenting the following actions the following patches to resolve the vulnerability.
The updates are available from: http://itrc.hp.com

HP-UX Release - HP-UX B.11.11 (11i v1)
Action - Install PHCO_36562 or subsequent; change NFS configuration as needed

HP-UX Release - HP-UX B.11.23 (11i v2)
Action - Install PHCO_36563 or subsequent; change NFS configuration as needed

Note: The patch will warn the user when a requested change may create an unintended NFS configuration. The patch will not detect or change unintended NFS configurations.

HP-UX B.11.11 change NFS configuration as needed
HP-UX B.11.23 change NFS configuration as needed


HP-UX Software Assistant: HP-UX Software Assistant is an enhanced application that replaces HP-UX Security Patch Check. It analyzes all HP Security Bulletin issues and lists recommended actions that may apply to a specific HP-UX system. It can also download patches and create a depot automatically. For more information see: https://www.hp.com/go/swa
The following is for use by the HP-UX Software Assistant.


HP-UX B.11.11
action: install patch PHCO_36562 or subsequent, change NFS configuration as needed.

HP-UX B.11.23
action: install patch PHCO_36563 or subsequent, change NFS configuration as needed.


Version: 1 (rev.1) 30 July 2008 Initial release

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be installed on systems running HP software products should be applied in accordance with the customer's patch management policy. 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
NS = HP NonStop Servers
PI = HP Printing & Imaging
ST = HP Storage SW
TL = HP Trusted Linux
TU = HP Tru64 UNIX
VV = HP VirtualVault

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HP S/W Security Team
WTEC Cupertino, California

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