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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2004.0345 -- HP SECURITY BULLETIN - HPSBUX01038
SSRT4721 rev.0 HP-UX dtlogin unauthorized privileged access, Denial of
14 May 2004
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: HP-UX B.11.23
Impact: Root Compromise
Denial of Service
Access Required: Remote
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HP SECURITY BULLETIN
HPSBUX01038 REVISION: 0
SSRT4721 rev.0 HP-UX dtlogin unauthorized privileged access,
Denial of Service (DoS)
There are no restrictions for distribution of this Bulletin
provided that it remains complete and intact.
The information in this Security bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
INITIAL RELEASE: 10 May 2004
POTENTIAL SECURITY IMPACT: remote user unauthorized privileged
access, Denial of Service (DoS)
SOURCE: HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY
HP Software Security Response Team
REFERENCES: CERT VU#179804
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX
running CDE dtlogin software, where the potential vulnerability
may be exploited locally or remotely to allow unauthorized
privileged access or a Denial of Service (DoS).
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.00, B.11.04, B.11.11, B.11.22, B.11.23
Note: 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 the
recommended patch or update is installed.
action: install PHSS_30671 or subsequent
action: install PHSS_30670 or subsequent
action: install PHSS_30669 or subsequent
action: install PHSS_30807 or subsequent
action: install PHSS_30668 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
HP has released the following patches to resolve the issue:
B.11.23 - PHSS_30671 or subsequent
B.11.22 - PHSS_30670 or subsequent
B.11.11 - PHSS_30669 or subsequent
B.11.04 - PHSS_30807 or subsequent
B.11.00 - PHSS_30668 or subsequent
MANUAL ACTIONS: No
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