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       ESB-2001.535 -- HP Support Information Digests HPSBUX0112-177
                       Sec. Vulnerability in OV NNM
                             17 December 2001


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:                OpenView Network Node Manager
Vendor:                 Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:       HP-UX 11.11
                        HP-UX 11.00
                        HP-UX 10.20
                        Solaris 2.x
Platform:               HP9000 Servers
Impact:                 Increased Privileges
Access Required:        Existing Account

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Document ID:  HPSBUX0112-177
Date Loaded:  20011211
      Title:  Sec. Vulnerability in OV NNM

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       Originally issued: 11 December 2001

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 using an
           application in OpenView Network Node Manager

PLATFORM:  HP9000 Servers running HP-UX releases 10.20, 11.00 and
           11.11; Sun Microsystems SOLARIS releases 2.X.

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

SOLUTION:  Apply one of these patches:
            HP-UX 11.00/11.11   HP-UX 10.20   SOLARIS 2.X
  NNM6.2    PHSS_24843          PHSS_24842    PSOV_02993
  NNM6.1    PHSS_24798          PHSS_24797    PSOV_02988
  NNM5.01                       PHSS_24946    PSOV_02997


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

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
   The problem is fixed in the following patches:
             HP-UX 11.00/11.11   HP-UX 10.20   SOLARIS 2.X
   NNM6.2    PHSS_24843          PHSS_24842    PSOV_02993
   NNM6.1    PHSS_24798          PHSS_24797    PSOV_02988
   NNM5.01                       PHSS_24946    PSOV_02997
      or a superseding patch.

C. Recommended solution
   Apply one of the patches mentioned above. To get the
   patches use the browser to visit the site
   Select "Network Node Manager" product and search for one
   of the patch numbers above. This will direct you to the
   latest superseding patch.

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