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[security bulletin] HPSBUX03166 SSRT101489 rev.1 - HP-UX running PAM libpam_updbe, Remote Authentication Bypass
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c04511778
HPSBUX03166 SSRT101489 rev.1 - HP-UX running PAM libpam_updbe, Remote
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2014-11-25
Last Updated: 2014-11-25
Potential Security Impact: Remote authentication bypass
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in the HP-UX running
PAM using libpam_updbe in pam.conf(4). This vulnerability could allow remote
users to bypass certain authentication restrictions.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.31 without patch PHCO_43875 installed.
HP-UX B.11.23 without patch PHCO_43874 installed.
HP-UX B.11.11 without patch PHCO_43873 installed.
User policy definitions are not correctly processed. Supplemented man pages
for pam_updbe(4) and pam_user.conf(5) to clarify changes.
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2014-7879 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C) 9.0
Information on CVSS is documented
in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
HP has provided the following patches to resolve this vulnerability.
The patches are available from the following location:
PHCO_43875 or subsequent
PHCO_43874 or subsequent
PHCO_43873 or subsequent
MANUAL ACTIONS: No
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
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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.
action: install patch PHNE_43875 or subsequent
action: install patch PHNE_43874 or subsequent
action: install patch PHNE_43873 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
Version:1 (rev.1) - 25 November 2014 Initial release
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