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              Security Vulnerability with hpterm on HP-UX 10.20
                                19 March 1999


Hewlett-Packard has released the following security bulletin concerning a 
a vulnerability with hpterm on HP-UX 10.20.  This vulnerability may allow 
local users to gain unauthorised privileges.

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HPSBUX9903-093   Security Vulnerability with hpterm on HP-UX 10.20

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Document ID:  HPSBUX9903-093
Date Loaded:  19990317
      Title:  Security Vulnerability with hpterm on HP-UX 10.20

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PROBLEM:   PHSS_13560 introduced a library access problem into hpterm.

PLATFORM:  HP9000 Series 700 and Series 800, HP-UX release 10.20 only.

DAMAGE:    Users can gain increased privileges.

SOLUTION:  Install PHSS_17830.

AVAILABILITY:  The patch is available now.

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   A. Background

      PHSS_13560 introduced a library access problem into hpterm, the
      terminal emulator for the X Window system. (See hpterm(1)).

   B. Fixing the problem

      Installing patch PHSS_17830 completely fixes this problem.

      NOTE: Three older hpterm patches have been released including
      PHSS_13560, PHSS_15431, and PHSS_17332.  All of these older
      patches are being superseded with the release of the

      Do not use PHSS_13560, PHSS_15431, or PHSS_17332.

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