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           Security Vulnerability in dtmail/rpc.ttdbserverd on HP-UX
                              2 September 1998


Hewlett-Packard has released the following advisory concerning buffer
overflow vulnerabilities in both the dtmail and rpc.ttdbserverd executables
on HP-UX.  These vulnerabilities can be exploited to increase privileges
or to gain unauthorized access.  This advisory provides information on
patches for the vulnerable executables.

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HPSBUX9808-084   Security Vulnerability in dtmail/rpc.ttdbserverd on HP-UX

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Document ID:  HPSBUX9808-084
Date Loaded:  19980831
      Title:  Security Vulnerability in dtmail/rpc.ttdbserverd on HP-UX

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        HEWLETT-PACKARD SECURITY BULLETIN: #00084, 31 August 1998
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The information in the following Security Bulletin should be acted upon
as soon as possible.  Hewlett-Packard Company 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:  There are buffer overflow conditions in dtmail and

PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 7/800 running HP-UX releases 10.10, 10.20,
          10.24, 10.30, and 11.00 only.

DAMAGE:   The buffer overflows can be exploited to increase privileges
          or to gain unauthorized access.

SOLUTION: Install the patches listed below.

AVAILABILITY:  The patches are available now.
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  A. Background

     Hewlett-Packard has learned of buffer overflow conditions in
     the dtmail and rpc.ttdbserverd products.  The programs are
     supplied as part of HP's implementation of CDE.
     CDE does not need to be enabled for a system to be vulnerable.

  B. Fixing the problem

     Install the patches listed below.

  C. Recommended solution

       HP-UX release 10.10  HP9000 Series 7/800   PHSS_16150
       HP-UX release 10.20  HP9000 Series 7/800   PHSS_16147
       HP-UX release 10.24  HP9000 Series 7/800   PHSS_16197
       HP-UX release 10.30  HP9000 Series 7/800   PHSS_16151
       HP-UX release 11.00  HP9000 Series 7/800   PHSS_16148

  D. Impact of the patch

     The patch provides new versions of dtmail and rpc.ttdbserverd.

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