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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: c01525562
Version: 1

HPSBUX02356 SSRT080051 rev.1 - HP-UX Running ftpd, Remote Privileged Access

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

Release Date: 2008-08-12
Last Updated: 2008-08-12

Potential Security Impact: Remote privileged access

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

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running ftpd. The vulnerability could be exploited to allow remote privileged access.

References: CVE-2008-1668

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

BACKGROUND

CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
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Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2008-1668 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) 7.6
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Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.

Note: Two versions of ftpd are available for HP-UX B.11.11. The version delivered in the base operating system is based on wu-ftpd v2.4.x. A web update is available to install v2.6.x. This Security Bulletin applies to v2.4.x only.

RESOLUTION

HP has made the following software patch available to resolve the vulnerability.

The patch can be downloaded from http://itrc.hp.com

OS/Product Version - HP-UX B.11.11 running ftpd
Action - Install PHNE_38458 or subsequent

MANUAL ACTIONS: No

PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION

HP-UX Software Assistant: HP-UX Software Assistant is an enhanced application that replaces HP-UX Security Patch Check. It analyzes all Security Bulletins issued by HP 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 text is for use by the HP-UX Software Assistant.

AFFECTED VERSIONS

HP-UX B.11.11
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InternetSrvcs.INETSVCS-RUN
action: install PHNE_38458 or subsequent.
URL: http://itrc.hp.com

END AFFECTED VERSIONS

HISTORY
Version: 1 (rev.1) - 12 August 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
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 VirtualVault

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.


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HP S/W Security Team
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