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       ESB-2001.363 -- HP Support Information Digests HPSBUX0106-154
                Sec. Vulnerability in OpenView NNM (rev.1)
                              27 August 2001


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:                OpenView Network Node Manager
Vendor:                 Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:       HP9000 Servers running HP-UX 10.20
                        HP9000 Servers running HP-UX 11.00
                        Solaris 2.x
                        Windows NT 4.x
                        Windows 2000
Impact:                 Increased Privileges
Access Required:        Remote

Ref:                    ESB-2001.346

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Document ID:  HPSBUX0106-154
Date Loaded:  20010823
      Title:  Sec. Vulnerability in OpenView NNM (rev.1)

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Originally issued: 20 June '01    LAST REVISED: 21 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:  It is possible to gain unauthorized privileges
          in OpenView Network Node Manager.

PLATFORM: HP9000 Servers running HP-UX releases 10.20 and
          11.00 (only).
          Sun Microsystems SOLARIS releases 2.X
          Microsoft Windows NT4.X / Windows 2000
          running NNM 6.1

DAMAGE:  A malicious user may obtain unauthorized privileges under
         certain conditions.

SOLUTION: Apply one of these patches:
          HP-UX 11.00   HP-UX 10.20   SOLARIS 2.X   WinNT4.X/2000
          PHSS_23780    PHSS_23779    PSOV_02905    NNM_00698
**REV 01**
 ------>> Note: NNM 6.2 is not vulnerable.

AVAILABILITY:  These four patches are Special Release patches are
               available only from
               They are not available from the ITRC.

CHANGE SUMMARY: Clarification in Section B below and the SOLUTION
                section above.
   A. Background
      Hewlett-Packard Company has been notified of a vulnerability
      in its OpenView Network Node Manager.  It is possible to gain
      unauthorized privileges.

   B. Fixing the problem
      Apply one of these patches:
          HP-UX 11.00   HP-UX 10.20   SOLARIS 2.X   WinNT4.X/2000
          PHSS_23780    PHSS_23779    PSOV_02905    NNM_00698

      or a superseding patch.
      Searching http://ovweb.external.hp.com/cpe/patches/ for one
      of the patch numbers above will direct you to the latest
      superseding patch.

**REV 01**
 ------>> Although versions of NNM prior to NNM 6.1 are not
 ------>> vulnerable in their default configuration, it is possible
 ------>> to modify the default configuration so as to make those
 ------>> versions vulnerable.  Therefore, we recommend that all
 ------>> customers update to NNM 6.2 or install the appropriate
 ------>> patches for NNM 6.1.
 ------>> The patches listed above have been superseeded.  If you
 ------>> have NNM 6.1 and have installed one of the patches listed
 ------>> above, no further action is required.  The patches listed
 ------>> above are no longer available.  These are the latest patches
 ------>> that solve the security problem in NNM 6.1:
 ------>> HP-UX 11.00   HP-UX 10.20   SOLARIS 2.X   WinNT4.X/2000
 ------>> PHSS_24443    PHSS_24442    PSOV_02956    NNM_00743
 ------>> Note: one way to determine whether NNM is installed on
 ------>> your system is to run the following command:
 ------>>    swlist | grep "Network Node Manager"

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