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18 December 2003

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    ESB-2003.0863 -- HEWLETT-PACKARD SECURITY BULLETIN: HPSBUX0303-252
                  SSRT2439 xdrmem_getbytes() *Revision 9*
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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Publisher:              Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:       HP-UX 11.22
                        HP-UX 11.11
                        HP-UX 11.04
                        HP-UX 11.00
                        HP-UX 10.20
Platform:               HP9000 Series 700/800
Impact:                 Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
                        Denial of Service
Access Required:        Remote
CVE Names:              CAN-2003-0028

Ref:                    AL-2003.03
                        ESB-2003.0733

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**REVISED 09**
 Source: HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY
 SECURITY BULLETIN: HPSBUX0303-252
 Originally issued: 19 March 2003
 Last revised: 16 December 2003
 SSRT2439 Rev.9 xdrmem_getbytes()
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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: Potential buffer overflow in xdrmem_getbytes() and
         related functions.

IMPACT: Potential unauthorized access, denial of service.

PLATFORM: HP-UX B.10.20, B.11.00, B.11.04, B.11.11, and B.11.22

SOLUTION: Until patches are available manually install the
          appropriate fixed libraries.
 -->      Patches are now available for B.11.00 and B.11.11.

          B.10.20 - PHCO_26158
          B.11.00 - PHNE_28982
 -->      B.11.00 - PHCO_28480
          B.11.11 - PHNE_28983
 -->      B.11.11 - PHCO_28481

MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - NonUpdate
 -->            B.11.04, B.11.22:
                  Download and install the appropriate files.
 -->            B.11.00, B.11.11:
                  No manual actions.

AVAILABILITY:  The files are available now.  This bulletin will
               be revised when patches are available.

CHANGE SUMMARY: Rev.01 - Corrected instructions for replacing
                         libc.1 on 11.00 and 11.11.
                         Added CERT CA-2003-10 reference.
                Rev.02 - Corrected instructions 10.20
                Rev.03 - Patches are available for 11.00 and 11.11
                         libc.1 must still be manually installed
                         for 11.00 and 11.11
                Rev.04 - Corrected 11.00 and 11.11 patch
                         information.
                Rev.05 - Added note about general release patches
                Rev.06 - Added PHCO_26158.
                         Added AFFECTED VERSIONS section.
                Rev.07 - Added PHCO_28982 and PHCO_28983.
                Rev.08 - Corrected patch names.
                         PHCO_28982 should be PHNE_28982.
                         PHCO_28983 should be PHNE_28983.
                Rev.09 - Added PHCO_28480 and PHCO_28481.
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 A. Background

    There are potential buffer overflows in
    xdrmem_getbytes() and related functions.

    This issue has been reported by CERT/CC in
    advisory CA-2003-10.


    NOTE:
    The files listed below also have the fix for
    HPSBUX0209-215
    SSRT2336 Security Vulnerability in XDR library
    This bulletin should be implemented instead of
    HPSBUX0209-215.

    HP Tru64 UNIX/TruCluster Servers:
    The following potential security vulnerability has been
    identified or reported in the HP Tru64 UNIX operating system
    that may result in unauthorized Privileged Access or a
    Denial of Service (DoS).
    This potential vulnerability may be in the form of Local
    and Remote security domain risks.

    Cross reference: SSRT2322, SSRT2384, SSRT2341,
                    SSRT2439,SSRT2412

    Not Impacted:

      HP NonStop Servers
      HP OpenVMS

**REVISED 09**
     AFFECTED VERSIONS

     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
     installed.


     HP-UX B.11.22
     =============
     NFS.NFS-64SLIB
     fix: libnsl.so.1.64_11.22IA
     NFS.NFS-SHLIBS
     fix: libnsl.so.1.32_11.22IA
     OS-Core.CORE2-SHLIBS
     fix: libc.1

     HP-UX B.11.11
     =============
     NFS.NFS-64SLIB
     NFS.NFS-SHLIBS
     fix: PHNE_28983 or subsequent
     OS-Core.CORE-SHLIBS
 --> fix: PHCO_28481 or subsequent

     HP-UX B.11.04
     =============
     NFS.NFS-64SLIB
     fix: libnsl.1.64_11.00, libnsl.a.64_11.00
     NFS.NFS-SHLIBS
     fix: libnsl.1.32_11.00, libnsl.a.32_11.00
     OS-Core.CORE-SHLIBS
     fix: libc.1

     HP-UX B.11.00
     =============
     NFS.NFS-64SLIB
     NFS.NFS-SHLIBS
     fix: PHNE_28982 or subsequent
     OS-Core.CORE-SHLIBS
 --> fix: PHCO_28480 or subsequent

     HP-UX B.10.20
     =============
     OS-Core.CORE-SHLIBS
     fix: PHCO_26158 or subsequent

 B. Recommended solution

    Note: If the preliminary patches, PHNE_28929.depot or
          PHNE_28930.depot have been installed, they must
          be removed with swremove before installing the
          general release patches PHNE_28982 (11.00) or
          PHNE_28983 (11.11) or subsequent.

    Until patches are released, download and manually install
    the appropriate libraries and preliminary patches.


     System:           hprc.external.hp.com  (192.170.19.51)
     Login:            xdr2
     Password:         xdr2

     Browser ftp access:

     ftp://xdr2:xdr2@hprc.external.hp.com/
     or
     ftp://xdr2:xdr2@192.170.19.51/


        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

         If you wish to verify the md5 sum please refer to:

               HPSBUX9408-016
               Patch sums and the MD5 program

     Download the appropriate files and unpack with gunzip:

        libc.1.gz            # B.11.04, B.11.22
        libnsl.1.32_11.00.gz # B.11.04
        libnsl.a.32_11.00.gz # B.11.04
        libnsl.1.64_11.00.gz # B.11.04
        libnsl.a.64_11.00.gz # B.11.04
        libnsl.so.1.32_11.22IA.gz # B.11.22
        libnsl.so.1.64_11.22IA.gz # B.11.22

      Verify the cksum or md5.

         If you wish to verify the md5 sum please refer to:

               HPSBUX9408-016
               Patch sums and the MD5 program

      cksum:
      3108550729 1867776 libc.1
      2543748420 679936 libnsl.1.32_11.00
      3883898582 652664 libnsl.1.64_11.00
      2393869471 818268 libnsl.a.32_11.00
      205723668 1456024 libnsl.a.64_11.00
      2149197207 1490400 libnsl.so.1.32_11.22IA
      755476395 1565336 libnsl.so.1.64_11.22IA

 MD5 (libc.1) = 118ce482dbb3982b7484ddc434d77a51
 MD5 (libnsl.1.32_11.00) = a6bbfcae4a7044b0d1e9aece871c126e
 MD5 (libnsl.1.64_11.00) = b3c76866d75a4216be7787f219c051df
 MD5 (libnsl.a.32_11.00) = 1c0aea725173673eb1c8e9410180096c
 MD5 (libnsl.a.64_11.00) = 06c8fd367c7620a017e9bb2e7df3ec7d
 MD5 (libnsl.so.1.32_11.22IA) = 6da4151346312058269645856e16ac89
 MD5 (libnsl.so.1.64_11.22IA) = f5f89dd00c66d03d7e14a72232c86f25

      For B.11.04
      ====================================
      #DIR=[path to new files]
      #cd /usr/lib

      #cp $DIR/libnsl.1.32_11.00 libnsl.1.new
      #cp $DIR/libnsl.a.32_11.00 libnsl.a.new
      #cp $DIR/libc.1 libc.1.new

      #chmod 555 libnsl.1.new
      #chmod 444 libnsl.a.new
      #chmod 555 libc.1.new

      #chown bin:bin libnsl.1.new
      #chown bin:bin libnsl.a.new
      #chown bin:bin libc.1.new

      #mv libnsl.1 libnsl.1.orig
      #mv libnsl.a libnsl.a.orig
      #mv libc.1 libc.1.orig

      #mv libnsl.1.new libnsl.1
      #mv libnsl.a.new libnsl.a
      #mv libc.1.new libc.1

      #cd /usr/lib/pa20_64

      #cp $DIR/libnsl.1.64_11.00 libnsl.1.new
      #cp $DIR/libnsl.a.64_11.00 libnsl.a.new

      #chmod 555 libnsl.1.new
      #chmod 444 libnsl.a.new

      #chown bin:bin libnsl.1.new
      #chown bin:bin libnsl.a.new

      #mv libnsl.1 libnsl.1.orig
      #mv libnsl.a libnsl.a.orig

      #mv libnsl.1.new libnsl.1
      #mv libnsl.a.new libnsl.a

      After this, any applications that use libnsl.1 must be
      restarted.  Any applications that use libnsl.a must
      be relinked and restarted.
      Any applications that use libc.1 must be restarted.

      Rebooting is the recommended way to restart the applications
      using libnsl.1 or libc.1.

      For B.11.00 and B.11.11
      ====================================
      Remove the preliminary patches with swremove
      if they are on the system:

      PHNE_28929.depot          #B.11.00
      PHNE_28930.depot          #B.11.11

      Install the appropriate patches:

      PHNE_28982                #B.11.00
 -->  PHCO_28480                #B.11.00
      PHNE_28983                #B.11.11
 -->  PHCO_28481                #B.11.11

      After this, any applications that use libnsl.1 must be
      restarted.  Any applications that use libnsl.a must
      be relinked and restarted.

      Rebooting is the recommended way to restart the applications
      using libnsl.1 or libc.1.


      For B.11.22 IA
      ====================================
      #DIR=[path to new files]
      #cd /usr/lib/hpux32
      #cp $DIR/libnsl.so.1.32_11.22.IA libnsl.so.1.new
      #chmod 555 libnsl.so.1.new
      #chown bin:bin libnsl.so.1.new
      #mv libnsl.so.1 libnsl.so.1.orig
      #mv libnsl.so.1.new libnsl.so.1

      #cd /usr/lib
      #cp $DIR/libc.1 libc.1.new
      #chmod 555 libc.1.new
      #chown bin:bin libc.1.new
      #mv libc.1 libc.1.orig
      #mv libc.1.new libc.1

      #cd /usr/lib/hpux64
      #cp $DIR/libnsl.so.1.64_11.22.IA libnsl.so.1.new
      #chmod 555 libnsl.so.1.new
      #chown bin:bin libnsl.so.1.new
      #mv libnsl.so.1 libnsl.so.1.orig
      #mv libnsl.so.1.new libnsl.so.1

      After this, any applications that use libnsl.so.1 must be
      restarted.

      Rebooting is the recommended way to restart the applications
      using libnsl.1 or libc.1.



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