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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

       ESB-2001.528 -- HP Support Information Digests HPSBUX0110-168
               Sec. Vulnerability in rpc.ttdbserverd (rev.3)
                              7 December 2001

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:                rpc.ttdbserverd
Vendor:                 Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:       HP-UX 10.10
                        HP-UX 10.20
                        HP-UX 10.24
                        HP-UX 11.00
                        HP-UX 11.04
                        HP-UX 11.11
Platform:               HP9000 Series 700
                        HP9000 Series 800
Impact:                 Inappropriate Access
                        Increased Privileges
Access Required:        Remote

Ref:                    ESB-2001.495

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Document ID:  HPSBUX0110-168
Date Loaded:  20011205
      Title:  Sec. Vulnerability in rpc.ttdbserverd (rev.3)

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    HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY BULLETIN: #0168,
    Originally issued: 01 October '01
    **Revision 01**: 03 October '01
    **Revision 02**: 19 November '01
    **Revision 03**: 05 December '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:  Buffer overflow in rpc.ttdbserver

PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 700/800 running HP-UX releases 10.10,
          10.20, 10.24, 11.00, 11.04, and 11.11.

DAMAGE:   Unauthorized access, increased privileges.

SOLUTION: Install the appropriate patch:
                    10.10       PHSS_25136,
                    10.20       PHSS_25137,
                    10.24       PHSS_25419,
                    11.00       PHSS_25138,
                    11.04       PHSS_25420,
                    11.11       PHSS_25139.

MANUAL ACTIONS: none

AVAILABILITY:  All listed patches are available now.

CHANGE SUMMARY:  Rev.01 Updated patch information, deleted old
                        instructions.
                 Rev.02 Updated patch information again.
                 Rev.03 Updated instructions for disabling
                        rpc.ttdbserver
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 A. Background
     A remotely exploitable buffer overflow in rpc.ttdbserver has
     been reported to HP.

 B. Fixing the problem

     Install the appropriate patch.  An alternative is to disable
     rpc.ttdbserver.  The rpc.ttdbserver process is not needed for
     the programs provided in HP's CDE product.  It may be needed
     by third party applications using ToolTalk.  If you are not
     using ToolTalk applications rpc.ttdbserver may be disabled.

**Rev.03**

     Edit /etc/inetd.conf and comment out the rpc.ttdbserver
     line as follows:

#rpc stream tcp swait root /usr/dt/bin/rpc.ttdbserver ...

     Restart inetd:

         /usr/sbin/inetd -c

     Kill any instances of rpc.ttdbserver that might be
     running.


 C. Recommended solution
    Install the appropriate patch:
                   10.10   PHSS_25136,
                   10.20   PHSS_25137,
                   10.24   PHSS_25419,
                   11.00   PHSS_25138,
                   11.04   PHSS_25420,
                   11.11   PHSS_25139.

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