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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                      ESB-2001.372 -- HPSBUX0108-165
                         Sec. Vulnerability in PRM
                              31 August 2001

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:                HP Process Resource Manager (PRM)
Vendor:                 Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:       HP-UX 10.20
                        HP-UX 11.00
                        HP-UX 11.11
Platform:               HP 9000 Series 700/800
Impact:                 Root Compromise
Access Required:        Existing Account

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Document ID:  HPSBUX0108-165
Date Loaded:  20010828
      Title:  Sec. Vulnerability in PRM

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    HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY BULLETIN: #0165,
    Originally issued: 28 August '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 HP Process Resource Manager
          (PRM) product revision C.01.08.2 and earlier, on all
          releases of HP-UX.

PLATFORM: HP 9000 Series 700/800 running HP-UX 10.20, HP-UX 11.00,
          and HP-UX 11.11.

DAMAGE:   Potential for non-root user to gain root/superuser
          priviledges.

SOLUTION: Install the appropriate patch for the correct product
          and OS release:
           HP-UX 10.20             PRM C.01.07       PHSS_24863
           HP-UX 11.00/11.11       PRM C.01.08.2     PHSS_24864

MANUAL ACTIONS: none

AVAILABILITY:   The patches are currently available.
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A. Background

   A vulnerability exists in /opt/prm/bin for versions up to and
   including PRM C.01.08.2.  Non-root users can potentially alter
   libraries and environment variables to gain root-level access.
   Since HP-UX Workload Manager (WLM) uses PRM to control resources,
   the vulnerability also exists for this software.

B. Recommended solution

   Application of the appropriate patch selected from the list below
   completely solves this problem:

      PRM revision C.01.07 on HP-UX 10.20         PHSS_24863
      PRM revision C.01.08.2 on HP-UX 11.x        PHSS_24864

   NOTE:
   If you are not currently at one of the above revisions of PRM for
   the given OS versions, it is highly recommended that you upgrade.
   To determine which version of PRM is installed, use the command
   "what /usr/bin/prmconfig".

   For HP-UX 11.x, PRM C.02.00 will be available on the
   September 2001 HP-UX Application Release media which addresses
   the problem.

   The problem can also be eliminated by installing the upcoming
   revision of the product, PRM C.02.00, from the September 2001
   HP-UX Application Release media.
   Customers who have HP-UX Workload Manager (WLM) installed should
   upgrade their PRM version to C.01.08.2 and install the appropriate
   patch, or install PRM C.02.00 from the September 2001 HP-UX
   Application Release media.

C. To subscribe to automatically receive future NEW HP Security
   Bulletins from the HP IT Resource Center via electronic
   mail, do the following:

   Use your browser to get to the HP IT Resource Center page
   at:

      http://itrc.hp.com

   Use the 'Login' tab at the left side of the screen to login
   using your ID and password.  Use your existing login or the
   "Register" button at the left to create a login, in order to
   gain access to many areas of the ITRC.  Remember to save the
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   In the left most frame select "Maintenance and Support".

   Under the "Notifications" section (near the bottom of
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   To -subscribe- to future HP Security Bulletins or other
   Technical Digests, click the check box (in the left column)
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   or

   To -review- bulletins already released, select the link
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   To -gain access- to the Security Patch Matrix, select
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   to the current Security Patch Matrix. Updated daily, this
   matrix categorizes security patches by platform/OS release,
   and by bulletin topic.  Security Patch Check completely
   automates the process of reviewing the patch matrix for
   11.XX systems.

   For information on the Security Patch Check tool, see:
   http://www.software.hp.com/cgi-bin/swdepot_parser.cgi/cgi/
   displayProductInfo.pl?productNumber=B6834AA"

   The security patch matrix is also available via anonymous
   ftp:

   ftp.itrc.hp.com:~ftp/export/patches/hp-ux_patch_matrix

   On the "Support Information Digest Main" page:
   click on the "HP Security Bulletin Archive".


D. To report new security vulnerabilities, send email to

   security-alert@hp.com

   Please encrypt any exploit information using the
   security-alert PGP key, available from your local key
   server, or by sending a message with a -subject- (not body)
   of 'get key' (no quotes) to security-alert@hp.com.

   Permission is granted for copying and circulating this
   Bulletin to Hewlett-Packard (HP) customers (or the Internet
   community) for the purpose of alerting them to problems,
   if and only if, the Bulletin is not edited or changed in
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   and/or distribution is performed for non-commercial purposes.

   Any other use of this information is prohibited. HP is not
   liable for any misuse of this information by any third party.
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