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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2006.0760 -- [Win][Linux]
HP Version Control Agent, Remote Unauthorized Access and
Possible Elevation of Privilege
13 October 2006
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: HP Version Control Agent prior to 2.1.5
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact: Inappropriate Access
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c00786136
HPSBMA02158 SSRT061251 rev.1 - HP Version Control Agent, Remote Unauthorized Access
and Possible Elevation of Privilege
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.
Release Date: 2006-10-02
Last Updated: 2006-10-10
Potential Security Impact: Remote unauthorized access and possible elevation of privilege
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP Version Control Agent.
The vulnerability could be exploited by an authorized user to gain unauthorized access
possibly leading to elevation of privilege.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP Version Control Agent versions prior to version 2.1.5 running on Linux and Windows.
A potential vulnerability has been identified with HP Version Control Agent which could allow
a user who is properly authenticated to the HP Version Control Agent to gain unauthorized
access to the HP Version Control Repository Manager account on a remote system.
HP has provided HP Version Control Agent version 2.1.5 or subsequent to resolve this issue.
HP Version Control Agent version 2.1.5 for Linux can be downloaded from
HP Version Control Agent version 2.1.5 for Windows can be downloaded from
HP Version Control Repository Manager (VCRM) can be configured to download updates automatically,
including those listed above.
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Version:1 (rev.1) - 10 October 2006 Initial Release
Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches which are to be installed
on systems running HP software products should be applied in accordance with the
customer's patch management policy.
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* The Software Product Category that this Security Bulletin
relates to is represented by the 5th and 6th characters of the
Bulletin number in the title:
GN = HP General SW,
MA = HP Management Agents,
MI = Misc. 3rd party SW,
MP = HP MPE/iX,
NS = HP NonStop Servers,
OV = HP OpenVMS,
PI = HP Printing & Imaging,
ST = HP Storage SW,
TL = HP Trusted Linux,
TU = HP Tru64 UNIX,
UX = HP-UX,
VV = HP Virtual Vault
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
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(c)Copyright 2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
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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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