AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
        ESB-2000.346 -- HP Support Information Digests HPSBUX0001-108
                  Sec. Vulnerability with Aserver (rev. 03)
                              15 November 2000


	AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:                Aserver
Vendor:                 Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:       HPUX 10.X, 11.X
Platform:               HP9000 Series 700/800
Impact:                 Root Compromise
Access Required:        Local

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Document ID:  HPSBUX0001-108
Date Loaded:  20001108
      Title:  Sec. Vulnerability with Aserver (rev. 03)

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Last Revised: 08 November, 2000
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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
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PROBLEM:  /opt/audio/bin/Aserver can be used to gain root access.

PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 7/800 running HP-UX releases 10.X and 11.X

DAMAGE:   Root access is possible.

SOLUTION: Apply the AudioSubsystem patch:
          For HP9000 servers running HP-UX 11.00:   PHSS_21663
                                     HP-UX 10.XX:   PHSS_21662

AVAILABILITY:  The patches are available.

CHANGE SUMMARY: Revision 01 initial release
                Revision 02 contains revised permission recommendations.
                Revision 03 contains patch recommendations.
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   A. Background
      A procedure to use /opt/audio/bin/Aserver to gain root access
      has been made public.

   B. Recommended solution
      Patches for fixing the problem have been released and are now

          For HP9000 servers running HP-UX 11.00:   PHSS_21663
                                     HP-UX 10.XX:   PHSS_21662

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