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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- =========================================================================== AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution ESB-2001.460 -- Compaq Security Advisory SSRT0738 OpenVMS Security Mandatory Update, OVMSMUP03 1 November 2001 =========================================================================== AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary --------------------------------- Product: DECwindows Motif Server Vendor: Compaq Operating System: OpenVMS Alpha Version 6.2 all hardware releases OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.1-2 OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2-1H1 OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2-2 OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.3 OpenVMS VAX Version 6.2 OpenVMS VAX Version 7.1 OpenVMS VAX Version 7.2 OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 SEVMS Alpha Version 6.2 SEVMS VAX Version 6.2 Impact: Increased Privileges Access Required: Existing Account - --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- - -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 NO RESTRICTION FOR DISTRIBUTION PROVIDED THE ADVISORY REMAINS INTACT TITLE: (SSRT0738) OpenVMS Security Mandatory Update, OVMSMUP03 SOURCE: Compaq Computer Corporation Software Security Response Team COMPONENT IMPACT: DECwindows Motif Server X-REF: None October 30, 2001 "Compaq is broadly distributing this Security Advisory to notify all users of Compaq products of the important security information contained in this Advisory. Compaq recommends that all users determine the applicability of this information to their individual situations and take appropriate action. Compaq does not warrant that this information is necessarily accurate or complete for all user situations and, consequently, Compaq will not be responsible for any damages resulting from user's use or disregard of the information provided in this Advisory." IMPACT: This fix was implemented in response to a recent report of a problem where systems running OpenVMS Alpha, OpenVMS VAX, SEVMS VAX or SEVMS Alpha with the DECwindows Motif Server installed have a potential security vulnerability. This vulnerability could be exploited to allow existing users unauthorized access to data and system resources. o OpenVMS Alpha Version 6.2 and all associated hardware releases (for example, Version 6.2-1H1) o OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.1-2 o OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2-1H1 o OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2-2 o OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.3 o OpenVMS VAX Version 6.2 o OpenVMS VAX Version 7.1 o OpenVMS VAX Version 7.2 o OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 o SEVMS Alpha Version 6.2 o SEVMS VAX Version 6.2 NOTE OpenVMS VAX Version 5.5-2 is not subject to this potential security vulnerability. RESOLUTION: This potential security problem has been resolved and patches for this problem have been made available for the affected versions listed above. NOTE: This is a mandatory update for the affected OpenVMS VAX and Alpha environments with the DECwindows Motif Server installed. Installation of the DECwindows Motif Server is optional during the installation of the OpenVMS Operating System. You can verify whether or not the DECwindows Motif Server has been installed on your system using the following command: $ DIRECTORY SYS$LIBRARY:DECW$*.EXE If no DECW$*.EXE files are present on your system, the DECwindows Motif Server is not installed on your system and you do not need to apply this mandatory update. ********** IMPORTANT ********** If the DECwindows Motif Server is not installed on your system you do NOT need to apply this mandatory update. A CD-ROM containing the patches has been automatically shipped to VAX and Alpha customers with update services. In addition, the patches are available from the World Wide Web at the following address: <http://www.support.compaq.com/patches PATCH FILE NAMES: o ALPHA DEC-AXPVMS-VMS73_DW_MOT_MUP-V0100-4.PCSI DEC-AXPVMS-VMS722_DW_MOT_MUP-V0100-4.PCSI DEC-AXPVMS-VMS721H1_DW_MOT_MUP-V0100-4.PCSI DEC-AXPVMS-VMS721_DW_MOT_MUP-V0100-4.PCSI DEC-AXPVMS-VMS712_DW_MOT_MUP-V0100-4.PCSI ALPDWMOTMUP01_062 o VAX VAXDWMOTMUP01_073 VAXDWMOTMUP01_072 VAXDWMOTMUP01_071 VAXDWMOTMUP01_062 o SEVMS SE_VAXDWMOTMUP01_062 SE_ALPDWMOTMUP01_062 For WEB Site kits: Use the FTP access option, select VMS then either the VAX or AXP directory, then choose the appropriate version directory and download the patch as identified in the applicable .HTML file accordingly. Note: Please review the README file(s) for each patch prior to installation. Non-service customers who can not access the WEB Site kits, should contact their local Compaq Sales Office to order a CD-ROM containing the patches. The part number for the CD-ROM is QA-MT3AA-T8. There will be a charge for shipping and handling. After completing the update, Compaq strongly recommends that you perform an immediate backup of your system disk so that any subsequent restore operations begin with updated software. Otherwise, you must reapply the update after a future restore operation. Also, if at some future time you upgrade your system to one of the versions of OpenVMS or SEVMS listed, you must reapply the update. Additional Considerations: If you need further information, please contact your normal Compaq Service support channel. Compaq appreciates your cooperation and patience. We regret any inconvenience applying this information may cause. As always, Compaq urges you to periodically review your system management and security procedures. Compaq will continue to review and enhance the security features of its products and work with customers to maintain and improve the security and integrity of their systems. 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