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                      Security vulnerability with DESMS
                                12 April 1999


Hewlett-Packard has released the following bulletin concerning a security 
vulnerability with the Domain Enterprise Server Management System (DESMS) 
on HP 9000 Series 7/800 Servers running HP-UX 10.20 and 11.00.  This 
vulnerability may allow users to gain increased privileges.

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Document ID:  HPSBUX9903-095
Date Loaded:  19990330
      Title:  Security Vulnerability with DESMS

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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:   Domain Enterprise Server Management System (DESMS) processes
           allow increased privileges.

PLATFORM:  HP 9000 Series 7/800 Servers running HP-UX 10.20 and 11.00

DAMAGE:    Users can gain increased privileges.

SOLUTION:  Apply the patches listed below.

AVAILABILITY:  All patches are available now.

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   A. Background
      Hewlett-Packard Company HP9000 Series 7/800 servers that run the
      following software packages have extra Domain Management
      background processes running which cause security problems.

   B. Fixing the problem
      If you are using one of the products listed below, then install
      the applicable patch for your revision of HP-UX:

       For HP-UX release 10.20:   PHNE_17948;
       For HP-UX release 11.00:   PHNE_18017 for product J1593AA only;
       For HP-UX release 11.00:   PHNE_17949 for all other products
                                             listed below.

       Product   Description                        Affected Revision

       J1564DA   Netscape Calendar Server                       All
       J1592AA   HP Domain Service Control                      All
       J1593AA   A/R HP Domain Service Control Packaged Edition All
       J3633CA   Netscape/Informix US/Canada                    All
       J3638BA   HP Domain/Netscape Suitespot Pro               All
       J3641DA   Netscape Enterprise Server                     All
       J3651DA   Netscape Collabra Server                       All
       J3655DA   Netscape Message Server                        All
       J3667AA   Netscape Directory Server                      All
       J3675BA   HP Domain/Netscape SuiteSpot (S700)            All
       J3676BA   HP Domain/Netscape SuiteSpot (S800)            All
       J3678AA   Netscape Proxy Server                          All
       J4244AA   Domain Commerce Server                         All

      NOTE:  This vulnerability  does not apply to any of the
             VirtualVault releases.

   C. To subscribe to automatically receive future NEW HP Security
      Bulletins or access the HP Electronic Support Center, use your
      browser to get to our ESC web page at:

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      or  http://europe-support.external.hp.com  (for Europe)

      Login with your user ID and password (or register for one).
      Remember to save the User ID/password assigned to you.

      Once you are in the Main Menu:
      To -subscribe- to future HP Security Bulletins,
        click on "Support Information Digests".
      To -review Security bulletins already released-,
        click on the "Search Technical Knowledge Database."
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        appropriate release and locate with the patch identifier (ID).
      To -browse the HP Security Bulletin Archive-,  select the link at
       the bottom of the page once in the "Support Information Digests".
      To -view the Security Patch Matrix-, (updated daily) which
       categorizes security patches by platform/OS release, and by
       bulletin topic, go to the archive (above) and follow the links.

      The security patch matrix is also available via anonymous ftp:
      us-ffs.external.hp.com   or  ~ftp/export/patches/hp-ux_patch_matrix

   D. To report new security vulnerabilities, send email to


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