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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2002.481 -- Compaq Security Advisory (SSRT2271)
SANworks Management Appliance & Potential SQL Server/MSDE Security
02 September 2002
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: SANworks Management Appliance II
Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Data Engine
Operating System: Open SAN Manager V1.0c
Impact: Administrator Compromise
Access Required: Remote
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SSRT2271 SANworks Management Appliance & Potential SQL
Server/MSDE Security Vulnerability
NOTICE: There are no restrictions for distribution of this
====== Bulletin provided that it remains complete and intact.
RELEASE DATE: August 2002
SOURCE: Compaq Computer Corporation, a wholly-owned
======= subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard Company and
HP Services Software Security Response Team
REFERENCE: CERT Incident Note IN-2002-04
SSRT2271 SANworks Management Appliance II & Microsoft SQL Server or
Microsoft Data Engine
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 IN-2002-04 .
This bulletin is in follow-up to the previous announcements
that describe this potential vulnerability.
Open SAN Manager V1.0c
The HP Security Bulletin will be posted to the support
website within 24 hours of release to -
Use the SEARCH IN feature box, enter SSRT2314 in the
Install SANworks Management Appliance V1.0C Service Pack 3
Kit Name: SMA_10C_SP3
Prerequisite: Open SAN Manager V1.0C (Management Appliance
Update (Jan 2002)) installed.
The Management Appliance V1.0C Service Pack 3 changes the
sa password on the Management Appliance MSDE/SQL database.
NOTE: Before installing the SANworks Management Appliance V1.0C
Service Pack 3, ensure that the Management Appliance
Software Update January 2002 (Open SAN Manager V1.0C) has
been installed on the Management Appliance.
The SANworks Management Appliance V1.0C Service Pack 3 will
not install with previous versions of Open SAN Manager.
To check if the Management Appliance Software Update
January 2002 has been installed on the Management
Appliance, access the Open SAN Manager home page. If
the update has been installed, Open SAN Manager V1.0C
displays at the top of the Content pane.
If the update has not been installed, download the
Management Appliance Software Update January 2002 from
the Management Appliance home page:
Under Product Support, select Software Updates.
SUPPORT: For further information, contact HP Services.
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REPORT: To report a potential security vulnerability with
any HP or Compaq supported product,
send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
HP and Compaq appreciate your cooperation and patience.
As always, HP and Compaq urge 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
"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. Other
product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks
of their respective owners.
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