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                      ESB-2001.279 -- HPSBUX0107-158
                      Security Vulnerability in ecsd
                               11 July 2001


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:                ecsd
Vendor:                 Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:       HP-UX 10.10
                        HP-UX 10.20
                        HP-UX 11.00
                        Solaris 2.5
                        Solaris 2.6
Platform:               HP9000 Series 700/800
Impact:                 Increased Privileges
Access Required:        Existing Account

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Document ID:  HPSBUX0107-158
Date Loaded:  20010709
      Title:  Security Vulnerability in ecsd

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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:  ecsd has a user authorization problem.

PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 700/800 running HP-UX releases 10.10, 10.20 and
          11.00,  plus Solaris 2.5 and 2.6.

DAMAGE:   ecsd allows unauthorized access privilege for users.

SOLUTION: ecsd authorization is tuned to prevent unauthorized access.
          Install the appropriate patch for HP-UX releases as
          described below.
                   HPUX 10.10 and 10.20       PHSS_24497
                   HPUX 11.00                 PHSS_24498
                   Solaris 2.5, 2.6           PSOV_02958

AVAILABILITY: All patches are available now (see special note below).

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A.  Background
    Event Correlation Services (ECS), ecsd allows unauthorized access
    privilege for users.

B.  Recommended solution

    NOTE: These three patches are NOT be available from the ITRC.
          They can only be obtained from:

    NOTE: The HPUX patches are large and have dependencies.

      Apply one of these patches:

              HPUX 10.10 and 10.20                PHSS_24497
              HPUX 11.00                          PHSS_24498
              Solaris 2.5, 2.6                    PSOV_02958

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