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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2007.0107 -- [HP-UX]
HP-UX Running SLSd, Remote Unauthorized Arbitrary File Creation
15 February 2007
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: HP-UX 11.11
Impact: Root Compromise
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c00862809
HPSBUX02191 SSRT071302 rev.1 - HP-UX Running SLSd, Remote Unauthorized Arbitrary File Creation
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.
Release Date: 2007-02-12
Last Updated: 2007-02-12
Potential Security Impact: Remote unauthorized arbitrary file creation
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running SLSd. The vulnerability could be exploited by a remote unauthorized user to create arbitrary files leading to root access.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.11 running SLSd.
The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks the iDefense Vulnerability Contributor Program for reporting this vulnerability to email@example.com.
criteria: if /etc/rc.config.d/slsd contains "SLSD_DAEMON=1"
action: run "/sbin/init.d/slsd stop", then set "SLSD_DAEMON=0" in /etc/rc.config.d/slsd.
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
To avoid the potential vulnerability disable SLSd as follows. SLDd should no longer be used. Disabling it will not affect functionality.
1. Run "/sbin/init.d/slsd stop".
2. Edit /etc/rc.config.d/slsd and set "SLSD_DAEMON=0"
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - NonUpdate
Run "/sbin/init.d/slsd stop", then set "SLSD_DAEMON=0" in /etc/rc.config.d/slsd.
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
HP-UX Software Assistant: HP-UX Software Assistant is an enhanced application that replaces HP-UX Security Patch Check. It analyzes all HP-issued Security Bulletins and lists recommended actions that may apply to a specific HP-UX system. It can also download patches and create a depot automatically. For more information see https://www.hp.com/go/swa
Version:1 (rev.1) 12 February 2007 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.
Support: For further information, contact normal HP Services support channel.
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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
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OV = HP OpenVMS
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ST = HP Storage SW
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TU = HP Tru64 UNIX
UX = HP-UX
VV = HP VirtualVault
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 recommends that all users determine the applicability of this information to their individual situations and take appropriate action. HP does not warrant that this information is necessarily accurate or complete for all user situations and, consequently, HP will not be responsible for any damages resulting from user's use or disregard of the information provided in this Bulletin. To the extent permitted by law, HP disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement."
©Copyright 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. The information provided is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. To the extent permitted by law, neither HP or its affiliates, subcontractors or suppliers will be liable for incidental, special or consequential damages including downtime cost; lost profits; damages relating to the procurement of substitute products or services; or damages for loss of data, or software restoration. 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 respective owners.
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