AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
        ESB-2001.006 -- HP Support Information Digests HPSBUX0012-134
                        Sec. Vulnerability in top(1)
                               5 January 2001


	AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:                top(1)
Vendor:                 Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:       HP-UX 10.XX, 11.00 and 11.04
Platform:               HP9000 Servers
Impact:                 Increased Privileges
Access Required:        Existing Account

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Document ID:  HPSBUX0012-134
Date Loaded:  20001217
      Title:  Sec. Vulnerability in top(1)

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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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ISSUE:  the top(1) command has a security defect.

PLATFORM: HP9000 Servers running HP-UX release 11.00 and 10.XX.

DAMAGE:   Users can modify files writable by group "sys".

SOLUTION: Apply the appropriate patch listed below.
             HP-UX release 11.00:        PHCO_22686,
                           11.04:        PHCO_22921,
                           10.20:        PHCO_22556,
                           10.24:        PHCO_22922,
                           10.10:        PHCO_22557,
                           10.01:        PHCO_22558.

AVAILABILITY: These patches are available now.
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  A. Background
     Hewlett-Packard Company has been informed of a defect in the
     program /usr/bin/top.

  B. Fixing the problem:
     The problem can be removed by applying the patch mentioned below.
     A system reboot is NOT required.
     For servers running HP-UX release 11.00:         PHCO_22686,
                                       11.04:         PHCO_22921,
                                       10.20:         PHCO_22556,
                                       10.24:         PHCO_22922,
                                       10.10:         PHCO_22557,
                                       10.01:         PHCO_22558.

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