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                  Security Vulnerability in BIND on HP-UX.
                               20 August 1998


Hewlett-Packard has released the following advisory concerning
vulnerabilities in the BIND executable on HP-UX platforms which
may allow remote users to gain root access or disrupt the normal
operation of the name server on the target host.  This advisory
provides information on patches for the BIND executable.

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HPSBUX9808-083   Security Vulnerability in BIND on HP-UX

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Document ID:  HPSBUX9808-083
Date Loaded:  19980818
      Title:  Security Vulnerability in BIND on HP-UX

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       HEWLETT-PACKARD SECURITY BULLETIN: #00083, 19 August 1998
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The information in the following Security Bulletin should be acted upon
as soon as possible.  Hewlett Packard will not be liable for any
consequences to any customer resulting from customer's failure to fully
implement instructions in this Security Bulletin as soon as possible.

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PROBLEM:  Security vulnerability in the BIND executable

PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 700/800 running HP-UX releases 9.X, 10.X & 11.00.

DAMAGE:   May allow remote users to gain root access or to disrupt
          normal operation on the name server.

SOLUTION: Install patches (below) which upgrade BIND to version 4.9.7.

AVAILABILITY: All patches are available now, except as noted.

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   A. Background
      The CERT Advisory CA-98.05 discusses two vulnerabilities which
      affect HP-UX.  Detailed descriptions of each problem and its
      solutions are included in the advisory, available from:


   B. Fixing the problem
      The problems can be fixed by installing the necessary patch.

       HP-UX release  9.0, 9.01, 9.03, 9.04, 9.05, & 9.07: PHNE_13187
       HP-UX release  10.00, 10.01, 10.10 and 10.20:       PHNE_14617
       HP-UX release  10.24 :                             *PHNE_16204
       HP-UX release  11.00:                               PHNE_12957

    NOTE: * The patch for VVOS (10.24) is expected to be available
            after 26 Aug. 98

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