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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2007.1042 -- [HP-UX]
HP-UX Running rpc.yppasswdd, Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
21 December 2007
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: HP-UX B.11.31, B.11.23 and B.11.11
Impact: Denial of Service
CVE Names: CVE-2007-6419
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01294324
HPSBUX02295 SSRT071333 rev.1 - HP-UX Running rpc.yppasswdd, Remote Denial of
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2007-12-19
Last Updated: 2007-12-19
Potential Security Impact: Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running
rpc.yppasswdd. The vulnerability could be exploited remotely to create a
denial of service (DoS).
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.11, B.11.23, and B.11.31
To determine if an HP-UX system has an affected version, search the output
of "swlist -a revision -l fileset" for one of the filesets listed below.
For affected systems verify that the recommended action has been taken.
action: install patch PHNE_36168 or subsequent
action: install patch PHNE_36260 or subsequent
action: install patch PHNE_36449 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
HP is providing the following patches to resolve the vulnerability.
The updates are available from: http://itrc.hp.com
PHNE_36168 or subsequent
PHNE_36260 or subsequent
PHNE_36449 or subsequent
MANUAL ACTIONS: No
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
HISTORY: Version 1 (rev.1) - 19 December 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.
Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported
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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
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UX = HP-UX
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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
"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
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To the extent permitted by law, HP disclaims all warranties, either express
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©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
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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
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