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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

     ESB-2002.349 -- HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY ADVISORY: #0200
                      Sec. Vulnerability in CIFS/9000
                               18 July 2002

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:                CIFS/9000 Client version A.01.06 or earlier
Vendor:                 Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:       HP-UX 11.11
                        HP-UX 11.00
Platform:               HP9000
Impact:                 Increased Privileges
Access Required:        Local

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    HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY ADVISORY: #0200,
    Originally issued: 15 July 2002
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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: Early CIFS/9000 Client versions contain executable commands
         with setuid root permission set.

PLATFORM: HP9000 systems running CIFS/9000 Client version A.01.06
          or earlier on HP-UX releases 11.00 and 11.11.

DAMAGE:   Increased privilege potential

SOLUTION: Update to CIFS/9000 Client version A.01.07, or later.

MANUAL ACTIONS: Remove suid permissions on CIFS commands on A.01.06
                and earlier versions, or update to A.01.07.

AVAILABILITY: Updates have been available since June 2002 on HP Software
              Depot www.software.hp.com, as well as Application
              Release CD's AR0602 for HP-UX.

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 A. Background
    HP's CIFS/9000 Client is based on a third-party product called
    Sharity.  HP has been made aware of a potential vulnerability with
    the CIFS/9000 client that may allow local users to gain additional
    privileges.

 B. Recommended solution

    Install CIFS/9000 Client version A.01.07 or later.  The version is
    available for free now as Product B8724AA on HP Software Depot
    http://www.software.hp.com.

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 D. To report new security vulnerabilities, send email to

     security-alert@hp.com

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