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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.0472 -- [HP-UX]
HP-UX Running LDAP-UX, Local Unauthorized Access
8 May 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: HP-UX
Impact: Increased Privileges
Access: Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2008-1659
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01447010 Version: 1
HPSBUX02330 SSRT080053 rev.1 - HP-UX Running LDAP-UX, Local
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2008-05-06 Last Updated: 2008-05-06
Potential Security Impact: Local unauthorized access
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
VULNERABILITY SUMMARY A potential security vulnerability has been
identified with HP-UX running LDAP-UX. This vulnerability could be
exploited to gain local unauthorized access.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.11, B.11.23, B.11.31 running LDAP-UX vB.04.10 to vB.04.15.
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2008-1659 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:P/A:P) 5.7
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.
HP has provided software updates to resolve the vulnerability.
The updates are available for download from:
HP-UX Release Resolved in Product Version
B.11.11, B.11.23,B.11.31 LDAP-UX vB.04.17 or subsequent
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update
Install HP-UX 11i v1 for Workstations and Servers vB.04.17 or subsequent
Install HP-UX 11i v2 for Workstations and Servers vB.04.17 or subsequent
Install HP-UX 11i v3 for Workstations and Servers vB.04.17 or subsequent
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:
The following text is for use by the HP-UX Software Assistant.
HP-UX B.11.11 HP-UX B.11.23 HP-UX B.11.31
action: install revision B.04.17 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
HISTORY Version: 1 (rev.1) - 06 May 2008 Initial release
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