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       ESB-2001.353 -- HP Support Information Digests HPSBUX0106-155
            Security Vulnerability in CIFS/9000 Server (rev.1)
                              20 August 2001


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:                CIFS/9000 Server (SAMBA) version A.01.06, or lower
Vendor:                 Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:       HP-UX
Platform:               HP 9000
Impact:                 Modify Arbitrary Files
Access Required:        Existing Account

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Document ID:  HPSBUX0106-155
Date Loaded:  20010816
      Title:  Security Vulnerability in CIFS/9000 Server (rev.1)

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LAST REVISED: 15 August '01

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.


PROBLEM:  CIFS/9000 Server (SAMBA) allows malicious local users
          to overwrite arbitrary files and devices.

PLATFORM: HP 9000 servers running CIFS/9000 Server version A.01.06,
          or lower.

DAMAGE:   Arbitrary files and devices can be overwritten.

SOLUTION: Upgrade to A.01.06, and then install patch PHNE_24164.
    --->>>When available, A.01.07 will include this fix.

AVAILABILITY:  The patch is available now.

CHANGE SUMMARY: Clarification in "SOLUTION" sections above and below.
   A. Background
      Local HP-UX users must intentionally modify certain CIFS/9000
      Server resources in order to affect the damage (i.e., technically
      proficient and malicious).  Problem only occurs during printing
      operations; thus, CIFS/9000 Servers used only as file servers are
      not vulnerable.

   B. Recommended solution
 -->>>Upgrade to A.01.06, and then install patch PHNE_24164 for
 -->>>HP-UX release 11.00 or 11.11.
 -->>>When available, A.01.07 will include this fix.
 -->>>Download this application software from
 -->>>www.software.hp.com,  under the Network and System
 -->>>Management area.  Download the patch from itrc.hp.com.

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