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       ESB-98.140 -- HEWLETT-PACKARD SECURITY BULLETIN: HPSBUX9808-084
           Security Vulnerability in dtmail/rpc.ttdbserverd on HP-UX
                              2 September 1998

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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

The documents are listed below.
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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
          rpc.ttdbserverd.

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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I.
  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.
     NOTE:
     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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