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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.0084 -- [HP-UX]
HP-UX Running ARPA Transport, Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
11 March 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: ARPA Transport
Operating System: HP-UX B.11.31
Impact: Denial of Service
CVE Names: CVE-2007-6425
Revision History: March 11 2008: HP Updated
January 24 2008: Initial Release
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01328657
HPSBUX02306 SSRT071463 rev.2 - HP-UX Running ARPA Transport, Remote Denial of
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2008-01-16
Last Updated: 2008-03-04
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 ARPA
Transport. The vulnerability could be exploited remotely to create a Denial of
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.31 running ARPA Transport.
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2007-6425 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) 7.8
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.
HP has made the following software patch available to resolve the vulnerability.
The patch can be downloaded from http://itrc.hp.com
HP-UX B.11.31 PHNE_36281
Note: If UNOF_37676.depot has been installed, it must be must be removed using
swremove(1M) before installing PHNE_36281.
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 Security Bulletins
issued by HP 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
The following text is for use by the HP-UX Software Assistant.
action: install PHNE_36281
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
Version: 1 (rev.1) - 22 January 2008 Initial release
Version: 2 (rev.2) - 4 March 2008 PHNE_36281 available
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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