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           Potential Security Vulnerability in sendmail (rev. 1)
                              01 October 2003


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:                sendmail
Publisher:              Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:       HP-UX 11.22
                        HP-UX 11.11
                        HP-UX 11.04
                        HP-UX 11.00
Impact:                 Root Compromise
Access Required:        Remote
CVE Names:              CAN-2003-0694

Ref:                    AL-2003.17

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**REVISED 01**
 Originally issued: 21 September 2003
 Last revised: 29 September 2003
 SSRT3631 Potential Security Vulnerability in sendmail

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PROBLEM: Potential security vulnerability in sendmail

IMPACT: Potential unauthorized Privileged Access.

PLATFORM: HP-UX releases B.11.00, B.11.04 (VVOS), B.11.11, B.11.22

SOLUTION: Download and install the appropriate sendmail file.

                Download and install the appropriate
                sendmail file.

AVAILABILITY: The files are available from the ftp site described

CHANGE SUMMARY: Rev.01 - Added fix for CAN-2003-0681.
 A. Background
    A potential security vulnerability with sendmail has been
    reported in HP-UX.  This potential vulnerability may result
    in unauthorized Privileged Access.

    This is the vulnerability reported in CERT/CC CA-2003-2:


**REVISED 01**

 -->New versions are available which also contain the fix for
 -->the problem reported here:



     The following is a list by HP-UX revision of
     affected filesets and the fileset revision or
     patch containing the fix.  To determine if a
     system has an affected version, search the
     output of "swlist -a revision -l fileset"
     for an affected fileset, then determine if
     a fixed revision or the applicable patch is

     HP-UX B.11.22
 --> fix: install sendmail.11.22.r4 file

     HP-UX B.11.11
 --> fix: install sendmail.811.11.11.r4 file

 --> fix: install sendmail.893.11.11.r4 file

     HP-UX B.11.04
 --> fix: install sendmail.893.11.00.r4 file

     HP-UX B.11.00
 --> fix: install sendmail.811.11.00.r4 file

 --> fix: install sendmail.893.11.00.r4 file


 B. Recommended solution

        System:    hprc.external.hp.com  (
        Login:     sendmail
        Password:  sendmail

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

        Note: There is an ftp defect in IE5 that may result in
               a browser hang.  To work around this:
        - Select Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced
        - Un-check the option:
                  [ ] Enable folder view for FTP sites

    To fix the problem:

    1. Install the patches recommended in HPSBUX0304-253.
    2. Determine the sendmail version.
    3. Download and install the appropriate sendmail file.


    1. HPSBUX0304-253 must be implemented before proceeding.

    2. Determine the sendmail version.

        Login in as root:
          cd /usr/sbin
          sendmail -d0.1 < /dev/null | grep -i version

        The display will show Version #.#.#

    3. Download  and install the appropriate file.

        a. Download the appropriate file(s).

**REVISED 01**
 -->   For HP-UX 11.00: sendmail.811.11.00.r4.gz for 8.11.1
 -->                    sendmail.893.11.00.r4.gz for 8.9.3
 -->   For HP-UX 11.04: sendmail.893.11.00.r4.gz for 8.9.3
 -->   For HP-UX 11.11: sendmail.811.11.11.r4.gz for 8.11.1
 -->                    sendmail.893.11.11.r4.gz for 8.9.3
 -->   For HP-UX 11.22: sendmail.811.11.22.r4.gz fot 8.11.1

       b. Unpack the file with gunzip(1)

       c. Verify the cksum or the md5 sum.

 -->    496737019 831488 sendmail.893.11.00.r4
 -->    772697028 974848 sendmail.811.11.00.r4
 -->    2187106120 864256 sendmail_893.11.11.r4
 -->    3209418086 1019904 sendmail.811.11.11.r4
 -->    1462405939 2312500 sendmail.811.11.22.r4

 -->  MD5 (sendmail.893.11.00.r4) =
 -->       cb5dd8680d77ecd8b26050582de0f45d
 -->  MD5 (sendmail.811.11.00.r4) =
 -->       01d738201b0735f77b1c9888e99a2df1
 -->  MD5 (sendmail_893.11.11.r4) =
 -->       4f2f0530f8a2b0316d02de75d6e569d1
 -->  MD5 (sendmail.811.11.11.r4) =
 -->       35570fcd2c60e2a208ac633840ac9fc2
 -->  MD5 (sendmail.811.11.22.r4) =
 -->       c214dd0eb95f03ef7c9a77675d252f93

     Note: If you wish to verify the md5 sum and you do not
           have a copy of md5, please refer to:
               Patch sums and the MD5 program
     Note: Using your itrc account security bulletins can be
          found here:


       d. Install the appropriate file as follows:

       Copy the appropriate sendmail file to a protected directory
       such as /usr/sbin.  If you are running sendmail 8.9.3 also
       copy the appropriate killsm file to a protected directory
       such as /usr/sbin.

       Login as root and run killsm:


       Verify the sendmail daemon is not running:

          ps -ef | grep sendmail

       Make a backup copy of the existing sendmail:

          cd /usr/sbin
          cp sendmail sendmail.original

       Note the permissions for reference:

          ls -lia /usr/sbin/sendmail

       Install the new sendmail:

          cp sendmail.xxx.yy.zz.rn sendmail

       For example, on 11.11:

          cp sendmail.811.11.11.r4 sendmail

       Restart sendmail.

       If you were running sendmail before the killsm
       command above, you can now restart it with the
       following command (for HP-UX, not VVOS):

          /sbin/init.d/sendmail start

       Note: Do not execute the command above for VVOS 11.04
             The command runs sendmail as a daemon, which is
             not supported by VVOS (Virtual Vault Operating

    Note: If you receive either of the following messages after
    applying the fix, please follow the recommended action.

     warning: /etc/mail/aliases has world read or
                        write permission. This is unsafe.

     warning: /etc/mail/aliases.db has world read or
                        write permission. This is unsafe.

     Recommended action

      Execute the following commands.

        chmod 640 /etc/mail/aliases
        chmod 640 /etc/mail/aliases.db
        sendmail -bi

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