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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2006.0833 -- [HP-UX]
HP Tru64 UNIX POSIX Threads, Local Execution of Arbitrary
Code, Privilege Elevation
14 November 2006
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: HP Tru64 UNIX 5.1A PK6
HP Tru64 UNIX 4.0G PK4
HP Tru64 UNIX 4.0F PK8
Impact: Root Compromise
Access: Existing Account
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c00800193
HPSBTU02171 SSRT061222 rev.1 - HP Tru64 UNIX POSIX Threads, Local
Execution of Arbitrary Code, Privilege Elevation
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon
as soon as possible.
Release Date: 2006-11-09
Last Updated: 2006-11-08
Potential Security Impact: Local execution of arbitrary code, privilege
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in the POSIX
Threads library "libpthread" on the HP Tru64 UNIX Operating System. The
vulnerability could be exploited by a local, authorized user to execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the root user.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
The following supported software versions are affected:
* HP Tru64 UNIX 5.1A PK6
* HP Tru64 UNIX 4.0G PK4
* HP Tru64 UNIX 4.0F PK8
The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks Adriel T. Desautels of Netragard,
L.L.C for reporting this vulnerability to firstname.lastname@example.org
HP has released the following Early Release Patch kits (ERPs) publicly
for use by any customer. The ERP kits use dupatch to install and will
not install over any Customer Specific Patches (CSPs) that have file
intersections with the ERP.
HP Tru64 UNIX Version 5.1B-3
Note: HP Tru64 UNIX 5.1B-3 is not impacted by this vulnerability.
No ERP download or installation is necessary.
HP Tru64 UNIX Version 5.1B-2/PK4
Note: HP Tru64 UNIX 5.1B-2/PK4 is not impacted by this vulnerability.
No ERP download or installation is necessary.
HP Tru64 UNIX Version 5.1A PK6 ERP Kit
MD5 Checksum: 5d61225e7bdbeed85b8f1a01153673c2
HP Tru64 UNIX Version 4.0G PK4 ERP Kit
MD5 Checksum: c0cf54eaa49b6984e4ff515e965c63d2
HP Tru64 UNIX Version 4.0F PK8 ERP Kit
MD5 Checksum: 66c02c0b132b794d2b0888d0baefdaa6
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Version:1 (rev.1) - 9 November 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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