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CSIRTUK ADVISORY - 3556 - HP - HP-UX Running ARPA Transport, Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
CSIRTUK ADVISORY - 3556 dated 24.01.08 time 10:53
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HP-UX Running ARPA Transport, Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
Title: 3556 - HP-UX Running ARPA Transport, Remote Denial of Service
Platform level affected:Net Application - Server
Hardware components affected:Mainframe
Specific operating systems components affected: Unix
Net-enabled software: Enterprise Application
Other software: Other
Remediation Summary:Update your copy of the software with the download
available from the supplier.
Applications affected:HP-UX Running ARPA Transport, Remote Denial of
Adversity source: Unknown
Attack Vector: DoS
Warning Status: Unknown
Potential Damage: Network DOS
Possible Duration: Unknown
Availability of fix: Available
Type of fix: Patch
Reliability of source: Trusted
Source URL: ftp://ss071463:ss071463@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/
Abstract: A potential security vulnerability has been identified with
HP-UX running ARPA Transport. The vulnerability could be exploited
remotely to create a Denial of Service (DoS).
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01328657
HPSBUX02306 SSRT071463 rev.1 - HP-UX Running ARPA Transport, Remote
Denial of Service (DoS)
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon
as soon as possible.
Release Date: 2008-01-16
Last Updated: 2008-01-22
Potential Security Impact: Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX
running ARPA Transport. The vulnerability could be exploited remotely to
create a Denial of Service (DoS).
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.31 running ARPA Transport.
HP has made the following software patch available to resolve the
The patch can be downloaded from
MD5 sum = 2ede1ed39a35fd470dff88f023523f61 UNOF_37676.depot
Note: This Security Bulletin will be revised when a general release
patch is available to resolve the vulnerability. Before installing any
new patch, UNOF_37676.depot must be removed using swremove(1M).
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes
Download and install UNOF_37676.depot
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:
The following text is for use by the HP-UX Software Assistant.
action: install UNOF_37676.depot
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
Version: 1 (rev.1) - 22 January 2008 Initial release
Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches which 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
Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP
supported product, send Email to: security-alert@xxxxxx It is strongly
recommended that security related information being communicated to HP
be encrypted using PGP, especially exploit information.
To get the security-alert PGP key, please send an e-mail message as
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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
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
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