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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.0328 -- [HP]
HP OpenVMS SSH Using TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS, Remote
31 March 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: HP OpenVMS TCP/IP Services
Operating System: HP OpenVMS
Impact: Inappropriate Access
CVE Names: CVE-2008-0704
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01414022
HPSBOV02278 SSRT071479 rev.1 - HP OpenVMS SSH Using TCP/IP Services for
OpenVMS, Remote Unauthorized Access
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2008-03-27
Last Updated: 2008-03-27
Potential Security Impact: Remote unauthorized access
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential vulnerability has been identified with the SSH server in HP
OpenVMS TCP/IP Services running on HP Integrity and HP Alpha. The
vulnerability could be exploited to allow remote unauthorized access.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP OpenVMS on HP Alpha running TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS v5.4 prior to ECO 7
HP OpenVMS on HP Integrity and HP Alpha running TCP/IP Services for
OpenVMS v5.5 prior to ECO 3
HP OpenVMS on HP Integrity and HP Alpha running TCP/IP Services for
OpenVMS v5.6 prior to ECO 2
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2008-0704 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N) 6.4
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.
Note: The potential vulnerability applies only to the SSH server in HP
OpenVMS TCP/IP Services.
HP has provided the following TCP/IP Services ECO kits for OpenVMS Update
kits to resolve these vulnerabilities.
TCPIP v5.4 ECO 7 (Alpha only)
TCPIP v5.5 ECO 3
TCPIP v5.6 ECO 2
Version: 1 (rev.1) - 27 March 2008 Initial release
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