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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.0058 -- [HP-UX]
HP-UX Running X Font Server (xfs) Software, Remote Execution
of Arbitrary Code
16 January 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: X Font Server (xfs)
Operating System: HP-UX
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
CVE Names: CVE-2007-4990
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01323725
HPSBUX02303 SSRT071468 rev.1 - HP-UX Running X Font Server (xfs) Software,
Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2008-01-14
Last Updated: 2008-01-14
Potential Security Impact: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running
the X Font Server (xfs). The vulnerability could be exploited remotely to
execute arbitrary code.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.11, B.11.23, B.11.31 running the X Font Server (xfs).
HP has provided the following software patches to resolve the vulnerability.
The patches are available for download from: http://itrc.hp.com
PHSS_37224 or subsequent
PHSS_37225 or subsequent
PHSS_37226 or subsequent
MANUAL ACTIONS: No
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
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The following text is for use by the HP-UX Software Assistant.
action: install PHSS_37224 or subsequent
action: install PHSS_37225 or subsequent
action: install PHSS_37226 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
Version 1 (rev.1) - 14 January 2008 Initial Release
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