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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.0467 -- [HP-UX]
HP-UX Running Netscape Directory Server (NDS), Local Gain
7 May 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Netscape Directory Server
Operating System: HP-UX
Impact: Root Compromise
CVE Names: CVE-2008-0892
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01433676
HPSBUX02324 SSRT080034 rev.1 - HP-UX Running Netscape Directory Server
(NDS), Local Gain Extended Privileges
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2008-05-05
Last Updated: 2008-05-05
Potential Security Impact: Local gain extended privileges.
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running
Netscape Directory Server (NDS). The vulnerability could be used locally to
gain extended privileges.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.11, B.11.23, and B.11.31 running Netscape Directory Server (NDS)
vB.06.21.40 or earlier and vB.07.10.40 or earlier.
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2008-0892 (AV:A/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C) 7.7
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.
Netscape Directory Server B.06.21.60 for HP-UX is a release of Netscape's
Directory Server 6.21 from HP.
Netscape Directory Server B.07.10.40 for HP-UX is a release of Netscape's
Directory Server 7.1 from HP.
HP has provided the following software updates to resolve this vulnerability.
B.11.11, B.11.23, B.11.31
Netscape Directory Server vB07.10.40
B.11.11, B.11.23, B.11.31
Netscape Directory Server vB06.21.60
The updates are available for download from:
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update
Install Netscape Directory Server vB.06.21.60 or subsequent
Install Netscape Directory Server vB.07.10.40 or subsequent
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
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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 revision B.07.10.40 or subsequent
action: install revision B.06.21.60 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
Version:1 (rev.1) - 05 May 2008 Initial release
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System management and security procedures must be reviewed frequently to ma=
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