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19 July 2001

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

       ESB-2001.301 -- HP Support Information Digests HPSBUX0107-161
                   Security Vulnerability in VVOS mkacct
                               20 July 2001

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:                mkacct
Vendor:                 Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:       HP-UX 11.04 (VVOS)
Platform:               HP9000
Impact:                 Increased Privileges
Access Required:        Existing Account

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Document ID:  HPSBUX0107-161
Date Loaded:  20010718
      Title:  Sec. Vulnerability in VVOS mkacct

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    HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY BULLETIN: #0161 19 July '01
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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:  Security Vulnerability in mkacct program.

PLATFORM: HP9000 Servers running HP-UX 11.04 (VVOS), VirtualVault only.

DAMAGE:   Potential unauthorized privileged access.

SOLUTION: Install the appropriate patch for the VirtualVault release:
             VirtualVault 4.0               PHSS_24169,
             VirtualVault 4.5               PHSS_24212.

AVAILABILITY:  The patches are available now.
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I.    Background
      Hewlett-Packard Company has discovered that the /sbin/mkacct
      program incorrectly performs its functions, with a potential
      to allow unauthorized privileged access.

II.   Recommended solution
      Application of the appropriate patch selected from the list below
      completely solves this problem.

      For VirtualVault releases:
             VirtualVault 4.0               PHSS_24169,
             VirtualVault 4.5               PHSS_24212.


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