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 ESB-2003.0092 -- HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY BULLETIN: HPSBUX0302-241
           SSRT3472 Potential Security Vulnerability in stmkfont
                             15 February 2003

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:                stmkfont
Vendor:                 Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:       HP-UX 10.x
                        HP-UX 11.x
Platform:               HP9000 Series 700/800
Impact:                 Reduced Security
Access Required:        Existing Account

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Document ID:  HPSBUX0302-241
Date Loaded:  20030211
      Title:  SSRT3472 Potential Security Vulnerability in stmkfont

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 Source: HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY
 SECURITY BULLETIN: HPSBUX0302-241
 Originally issued: 12 February 2003
 SSRT3472 Potential Security Vulnerability in stmkfont
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NOTICE: There are no restrictions for distribution of this Bulletin
provided that it remains complete and intact.

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: There is a potential buffer overflow in /usr/bin/stmkfont.

IMPACT:  Potential unauthorized access.

PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 700/800 running HP-UX releases
          10.X and 11.X

SOLUTION: For 10.20 apply PHSS_15423 or subsequent.
          For 11.X, chmod 555 /usr/bin/stmkfont.

MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - NonUpdate
                For 11.X, chmod 555 /usr/bin/stmkfont.

AVAILABILITY: The 10.20 patch is available.  This bulletin will
              be revised when patches are available for 11.X.
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 A. Background
    There is a potential buffer overflow in /usr/bin/stmkfont.

    The SSRT thanks LSD Research Group (http://lsd-pl.net) for
    reporting this potential vulnerability to HP.

 B. Recommended solution
    For 10.20,
        apply PHSS_15423 or subsequent.

    For 11.X,
        chmod 555 /usr/bin/stmkfont

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(c)Copyright 2003 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 HP products referenced
herein are trademarks and/or service marks of Hewlett-Packard
Company.  Other product and company names mentioned herein may be
trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.

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