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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2006.0665 -- [HP-UX]
HP-UX Running ARPA Transport Software Local Denial of Service
15 September 2006
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: HP-UX B11.11 and B.11.23.
Operating System: HP-UX
Impact: Denial of Service
Access: Existing Account
Original Bulletin: http://itrc.hp.com
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c00768665
HPSBUX02151 SSRT051021 rev.1 - HP-UX Running ARPA Transport Software,
Local Denial of Service (DoS)
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.
Release Date: 2006-09-12
Last Updated: 2006-09-12
Potential Security Impact: Local Denial of Service (DoS)
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running
ARPA transport software. The vulnerability could be exploited by a local,
authenticated user to create a Denial of Service (DoS).
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B11.11 and B.11.23.
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 PHNE_34672 or subsequent
action: install PHNE_34671 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
HP has made the following patches available to resolve the issue.
The patches can be downloaded from http://itrc.hp.com
HP-UX B.11.23 - PHNE_34671
HP-UX B.11.11 - PHNE_34672
MANUAL ACTIONS: No
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
HP-UX Security Patch Check: Security Patch Check revision B.02.00 analyzes
all HP-issued Security Bulletins to provide a subset of recommended actions
that potentially affect a specific HP-UX system. For more information: http://software.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=B6834AA
Version:1 (rev.1) - 12 September 2006 Initial release
Support: For further information, contact normal HP Services
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Bulletin number in the title:
GN = HP General SW,
MA = HP Management Agents,
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System management and security procedures must be reviewed
frequently to maintain system integrity. HP is continually
reviewing and enhancing the security features of software products
to provide customers with current secure solutions.
"HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to
bring to the attention of users of the affected HP products the
important security information contained in this Bulletin. HP
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(c)Copyright 2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
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or consequential damages including downtime cost; lost profits;
damages relating to the procurement of substitute products or
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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
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