-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.0547 -- [HP-UX]
HP-UX Running HP-UX Secure Shell, Local Unauthorized Access
and Denial of Service (DoS)
26 May 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: HP-UX
Impact: Inappropriate Access
Denial of Service
Access: Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2008-1483
- --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT--------------------
SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01462841
HPSBUX02337 SSRT080072 rev.1 - HP-UX Running HP-UX Secure Shell, Local
Unauthorized Access and Denial of Service (DoS)
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2008-05-21
Last Updated: 2008-05-21
Potential Security Impact: Local unauthorized access and Denial of Service
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running
HP-UX Secure Shell. The vulnerability could be exploited locally to gain
unauthorized access and create a Denial of Service (DoS).
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.11, B.11.23, B.11.31 running HP-UX Secure Shell prior to
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2008-1483 (AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C) 6.0
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.
HP has provided the following software updates to resolve this
vulnerability. The updates are available for download from:
OS Release HP Secure Shell Version
HP-UX B.11.11 (11i v1) A.05.00.012 or subsequent
HP-UX B.11.23 (11i v2) A.05.00.013 or subsequent
HP-UX B.11.31 (11i v3) A.05.00.014 or subsequent
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update
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 revision A.05.00.012 or subsequent
action: install revision A.05.00.013 or subsequent
action: install revision A.05.00.014 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
Version:1 (rev.1) - 21 May 2008 Initial release
Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be
installed on systems running HP software products should be applied in
accordance with the customer's patch management policy.
Support: For further information, contact normal HP Services support channel.
Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported
product, send Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is strongly recommended that security related information being
communicated to HP be encrypted using PGP, especially exploit information.
To get the security-alert PGP key, please send an e-mail message as follows:
Subject: get key
Subscribe: To initiate a subscription to receive future HP Security Bulletins
On the web page: ITRC security bulletins and patch sign-up
Under Step1: your ITRC security bulletins and patches
- check ALL categories for which alerts are required and continue.
Under Step2: your ITRC operating systems
- verify your operating system selections are checked and save.
To update an existing subscription: http://h30046.www3.hp.com/subSignIn.php
Log in on the web page: Subscriber's choice for Business: sign-in.
On the web page: Subscriber's Choice: your profile summary - use Edit Profile
to update appropriate sections.
To review previously published Security Bulletins visit:
* The Software Product Category that this Security Bulletin relates to is
represented by the 5th and 6th characters of the Bulletin number in the title:
GN = HP General SW
MA = HP Management Agents
MI = Misc. 3rd Party SW
MP = HP MPE/iX
NS = HP NonStop Servers
OV = HP OpenVMS
PI = HP Printing & Imaging
ST = HP Storage SW
TL = HP Trusted Linux
TU = HP Tru64 UNIX
UX = HP-UX
VV = HP VirtualVault
System management and security procedures must be reviewed frequently to maintain
system integrity. HP is continually reviewing and enhancing the security features
of software products to provide customers with current secure solutions.
"HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to bring to the
attention of users of the affected HP products the important security information
contained in this Bulletin. HP recommends that all users determine the
applicability of this information to their individual situations and take
appropriate action. HP does not warrant that this information is necessarily
accurate or complete for all user situations and, consequently, HP will not be
responsible for any damages resulting from user's use or disregard of the
information provided in this Bulletin. To the extent permitted by law, HP disclaims
all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement."
©Copyright 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or
omissions contained herein. The information provided is provided "as is" without
warranty of any kind. To the extent permitted by law, neither HP or its affiliates,
subcontractors or suppliers will be liable for incidental, special or consequential
damages including downtime cost; lost profits; damages relating to the procurement
of substitute products or services; or damages for loss of data, or software
restoration. The information in this document is subject to change without notice.
Hewlett-Packard Company and the names of Hewlett-Packard products referenced herein
are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company in the United States and other countries.
Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their
- --------------------------END INCLUDED TEXT--------------------
You have received this e-mail bulletin as a result of your organisation's
registration with AusCERT. The mailing list you are subscribed to is
maintained within your organisation, so if you do not wish to continue
receiving these bulletins you should contact your local IT manager. If
you do not know who that is, please send an email to email@example.com
and we will forward your request to the appropriate person.
NOTE: Third Party Rights
This security bulletin is provided as a service to AusCERT's members. As
AusCERT did not write the document quoted above, AusCERT has had no control
over its content. The decision to follow or act on information or advice
contained in this security bulletin is the responsibility of each user or
organisation, and should be considered in accordance with your organisation's
site policies and procedures. AusCERT takes no responsibility for consequences
which may arise from following or acting on information or advice contained in
this security bulletin.
NOTE: This is only the original release of the security bulletin. It may
not be updated when updates to the original are made. If downloading at
a later date, it is recommended that the bulletin is retrieved directly
from the author's website to ensure that the information is still current.
Contact information for the authors of the original document is included
in the Security Bulletin above. If you have any questions or need further
information, please contact them directly.
Previous advisories and external security bulletins can be retrieved from:
If you believe that your computer system has been compromised or attacked in
any way, we encourage you to let us know by completing the secure National IT
Incident Reporting Form at:
Australian Computer Emergency Response Team
The University of Queensland
Internet Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facsimile: (07) 3365 7031
Telephone: (07) 3365 4417 (International: +61 7 3365 4417)
AusCERT personnel answer during Queensland business hours
which are GMT+10:00 (AEST).
On call after hours for member emergencies only.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----