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UNIRAS Brief - 586/03 - Hewlett-Packard Security Briefing


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   UNIRAS (UK Govt CERT) Briefing Notice - 586/03 dated 27.10.03  Time: 13:10
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Hewlett-Packard Security Briefing:dtprintinfo HP Tru64 UNIX Potential 
Security Vulnerabilities


A potential security vulnerability has been reported
in the HP Tru64 UNIX CDE code that could result in
local or remote unauthorized privileged access.

 SSRT2405a - dtprintinfo HP Tru64 UNIX Potential Security Vulnerabilities
                              27 October 2003

Product:                CDE
Publisher:              Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:       HP Tru64 UNIX 4.0G
                        HP Tru64 UNIX 4.0F
Impact:                 Root Compromise
Access Required:        Remote

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SSRT2405a - dtprintinfo HP Tru64 UNIX Potential Security

NOTICE: There are no restrictions for distribution of this
            Bulletin provided that it remains complete and

RELEASE DATE:  October 2003

         Software Security Response Team

REFERENCE:  SSRT2405 (VU#860296)


A potential security vulnerability has been reported
in the HP Tru64 UNIX CDE code that could result in
local or remote unauthorized privileged access.


HP Tru64 UNIX 4.0G PK4 (BL22)
HP Tru64 UNIX 4.0F PK8 (BL22)


Early Release Patches (ERPs) are now available for HP Tru64
UNIX V4.0G and V4.0F. The ERP kits use dupatch to install and
will not install over any Customer Specific Patches (CSPs) which
have file intersections with the ERPs.  Contact your normal
support channel and request HP Tru64 services elevate a case to
Support Engineering if a CSP must be merged with one of the ERPs.

Please review the README file for each patch prior to

Early Release Patches

  HP Tru64 UNIX 4.0G
  PREREQUISITE:   Tru64 UNIX with PK4 (BL22) installed
  ERP Kit Name:     T64KIT0020256-V40GB22-ES-20031010
  Kit Location:


  HP Tru64 UNIX 4.0F
  PREREQUISITE:   Tru64 UNIX with PK8 (BL22) installed
  ERP Kit Name:     DUXKIT0020257-V40FB22-ES-20031010
  Kit Location:


MD5  checksums are available from the ITRC patch database
main page http://www.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/mainPage.do.
 o From the patch database main page, click tru64 UNIX, then click
   verifying MD5 checksums under useful links. 

Patch Kits for the Sierra Cluster (SC) can be obtained by
contacting SC support through regular channels.

After completing the update, HP and Compaq strongly recommend that
you perform an immediate backup of the system disk so that any
subsequent restore operations begin with updated software.
Otherwise, the updates must be re-applied after a future restore
operation.  Also, if at some future time the system is upgraded to
a later patch release or version release, reinstall the

SUPPORT: For further information, contact HP Services.

SUBSCRIBE: To subscribe to automatically receive future
Security Advisories from the Software Security Response
Team via electronic mail:
REPORT: To report a potential security vulnerability with
any HP supported product, send email to: security-alert@xxxxxx

As always, HP urges you to periodically review your system
management and security procedures. HP will continue to
review and enhance the security features of its products
and work with our customers to maintain and improve the
security and integrity of their systems.

"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."

(c)Copyright 2001, 2003 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be liable for technical or
Editorial errors or omissions contained herein. The information
in this document is subject to change without notice.
Hewlett-Packard Company and the names of Hewlett-Packard
products referenced herein are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard
Company in the United States and other countries. Other
product and company names mentioned herein may be
trademarks of their respective owners.

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UNIRAS wishes to acknowledge the contributions of Hewlett-Packard for the information
contained in this Briefing. 
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