16 October 2002
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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2002.572 -- Compaq Security Bulletin (SSRT0818U)
HP Tru64 UNIX V5.1A zlib Potential Security Vulnerability
16 October 2002
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: HP Tru64 UNIX 5.1A
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Denial of Service
Access Required: Existing Account
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SSRT0818U HP Tru64 UNIX V5.1A zlib
Potential Security Vulnerability
NOTICE: There are no restrictions for distribution of this
Bulletin provided that it remains complete and intact.
RELEASE DATE: October 2002
SOURCE: Compaq Computer Corporation,
a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Hewlett-Packard Company and
Software Security Response Team
REFERENCE: CERT CA-2002-07
This bulletin will be posted to the support website within
24 hours of release to http://thenew.hp.com/country/us/eng/support.html
Use the SEARCH IN feature box, enter SSRT0818U in the search window.
SSRT0818U zlib (Severity - High)
A potential security vulnerability has been discovered, where under
certain circumstances, system integrity may be compromised. This may
be in the form of improper file or privilege management. Compaq has
corrected this potential vulnerability.
HP Tru64 UNIX 5.1A only
HP Tru64 UNIX V5.1, V5.0A, V4.0G, V4.0F
HP NonStop Servers
The HP Tru64 UNIX fix is available in the mainstream release
patch kit for HP Tru64 UNIX V5.1A PK3 (BL3).
HP Tru64 UNIX 5.1A
Kit Name: t64v51ab03as0003-20020827.tar
Kit Location: ftp://ftp1.support.compaq.com/public/unix/v5.1a/
Information on how to verify MD5 and SHA1 checksums is
available at: http://www.support.compaq.com/patches/whats-new.shtml
After completing the update, HP and Compaq strongly recommend that you
perform an immediate backup of the system disk so that any subsequent
restore operations begin with updated software. Otherwise, the updated
must be re-applied after a future restore operation. Also, if at some
future time the system is upgraded to a later patch release or version
release, reinstall the appropriate ERP.
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: email@example.com
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 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 Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be liable for technical or editorial
errors or omissions contained herein. The information in this document
is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard Company and the names
of Hewlett-Packard products referenced herein are trademarks of
Hewlett-Packard Company 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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