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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- =========================================================================== AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution ESB-2002.302 -- Compaq Security Advisory (SSRT2195) Compaq Insight Manager & Potential SQL Server /MSDE Security Vulnerability 25 June 2002 =========================================================================== AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary --------------------------------- Product: Compaq Insight Manager XE (Version 1.1 and later) Compaq Insight Manager 7 (all versions) Vendor: Compaq Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands Denial of Service Access Required: Remote Ref: ESB-2002.187 - --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- (SSRT2195) Compaq Insight Manager & Potential SQL Server /MSDE Security Vulnerability REVISION: 1 NOTICE: There are no restrictions for distribution of this Bulletin provided that it remains complete and intact. RELEASE DATE: June 2002 SEVERITY: 2 SOURCE: Compaq Computer Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard Company and Hewlett-Packard Company HP Services Software Security Response Team CROSS REFERENCE: (CERT Incident Note IN-2002-04) PROBLEM SUMMARY: Broad-based attacks on Microsoft's SQL Server sites have been recently discovered by many security research groups and reported in an incident note by CERT/CC . It first became apparent when it was observed that there was a sudden increase in hosts scanning for port 1433, the port commonly used by Microsoft's SQL Server. This bulletin is in follow-up to the previous announcements that describe this potential threat. The malicious code propagates via an account "SA" that was set up, by the MSDE/SQL Server installation program, with no default password. The capability to use MSDE (free, scaled down version of Microsoft SQL Server) was included on the Compaq Management CD beginning with the release of Compaq Insight Manager XE 1.1, but is not installed as part of the Compaq Insight Manager installation program. The MSDE installation program is included (as a batch file) on all subsequent Compaq Management CD's and must be installed manually. Although the Compaq Insight Manager installation recommends that the "sa" account be set upon installation, default installations of MSDE from the Compaq Management CD (or the Insight Manager 7 softpaq's) are not properly secured without manual intervention. VERSIONS IMPACTED: Compaq Insight Manager XE (Version 1.1 and later) Compaq Insight Manager 7 (all versions) RESOLUTION: Note: If during current installations of Insight Manager the MSDE "SA" account password has been changed from the no password default, the impact of this potential threat has been diminished. The process to change or check for the default no password "SA" account for MSDE is: o Log into Insight Manager 7 as an administrator (prior to changing in MSDE ), click on Settings>Server>Database, change the "SA" password to your new password for the database. Note: A typical secure password for the database account should be greater than six characters and contain alpha and numeric characters. o Stop the Insight Manager 7 service Open a command window and navigate to the MSSQL7 directory o Type osql -Usa -P (this will log you on with the blank password provided the default password was not changed during installation) o Type sp_password @old="", @new= <choose-a-new-password-here>, @loginame = sa (Note: no space between the double quotes) o Type go o You will get a "Password changed." Message o Type exit o Restart the Insight Manager 7 service. It should login and run with the new password. Note: If the password was not changed successfully, then the Insight Manager 7 service will stop. At this time, call Compaq Customer Support in to resolve the situation. SUPPORT: For further information, contact HP Services. SUBSCRIBE: To subscribe to automatically receive future Security Bulletins from the Software Security Response Team via electronic mail: http://www.support.compaq.com/patches/mailing-list.shtml HP and Compaq appreciates your cooperation and patience. As always, HP and Compaq urges you to periodically review your system management and security procedures. HP and Compaq will continue to review and enhance the security features of its products and work with our customers to maintain and improve the security and integrity of their systems. "HP and Compaq are broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to bring to the attention of users of the affected Compaq products the important security information contained in this Bulletin. HP and Compaq recommend that all users determine the applicability of this information to their individual situations and take appropriate action. Neither HP nor Compaq warrant that this information is necessarily accurate or complete for all user situations and, consequently, neither HP nor Compaq will be responsible for any damages resulting from user's use or disregard of the information provided in this Bulletin." Copyright 2002 Compaq Information Technologies Group, L.P. Compaq shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. The information in this document is subject to change without notice. Compaq and the names of Compaq products referenced herein are trademarks of Compaq Information Technologies Group, L.P. in the United States and other countries. 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