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                    Sec. Vulnerability in ISEE on HP-UX
                               19 July 2002


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:                Instant Support Enterprise Edition (ISEE)
Vendor:                 Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:       HP-UX 11.11
                        HP-UX 11.00
Platform:               HP 9000
Impact:                 Increased Privileges
Access Required:        Existing Account

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    Originally issued: 18 July 2002

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: HP Instant Support Enterprise Edition (ISEE) has the potential
         of allowing authenticated users access to restriced files.

PLATFORM: HP 9000 servers running release HP-UX 11.00 and 11.11 only.

DAMAGE:   Potential increase of privileges.

SOLUTION: Apply the appropriate patch for your systems:
               HP-UX 11.00 and 11.11           PHSS_27411

MANUAL ACTIONS: Install repaired binary.

AVAILABILITY: The patch is available now for HP-UX 11.00 and 11.11
              via ftp at hprc.external.hp.com  (see below for
              account details).

 A. Background
    Hewlett-Packard makes available for web download from its software
    portal located at www.software.hp.com the Instant Support Enterprise
    Edition (ISEE) product U2512A to entitled HP Support customers.
    A flaw permitting unprivileged users access to privileged system
    files has been discovered and repaired.  This affects HP product
    number U2512A only on HP-UX 11.00 and 11.11 servers.

    To determine if your client has the vulnerable package installed,
        #cksum /opt/hpservices/bin/mad
        1021439841 4108288 /opt/hpservices/bin/mad

 B. Recommended solution
    HP has made the patch binaries available from an ftp server
    hprc.external.hp.com.   The account has been created to enable
    timely downloading of these binaries.

     System:    hprc.external.hp.com  (
     Login:     isee
     Password:  ISEE

    FTP Access: ftp://isee:ISEE@hprc.external.hp.com/
            or: ftp://isee:ISEE@

   Retrieve the binaries and verify the correct size, cksum output
   and MD5 fingerprint.

    File        Product    HP-UX        cksum(1) output     MD5 output
                number     Release      and byte count
    (contains PHSS_27411.depot
     and PHSS_27411.doc files)
                U2512A    11.00 or 11.11
                                      2986693146 3573778

    Then swinstall the .depot.

    For future installs of the ISEE product, a new software version
    containing this fix has been posted to www.software.hp.com.

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