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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.0762 -- [HP-UX]
HP-UX Running System Administration Manager (SAM) Unintended Remote Access
1 August 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: System Administration Manager
Operating System: HP-UX B.11.23 and B.11.11
Impact: Inappropriate Access
CVE Names: CVE-2008-1662
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01367453
HPSBUX02286 SSRT071466 rev.1 - HP-UX Running System Administration Manager
(SAM), Unintended Remote Access
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2008-07-25
Last Updated: 2008-07-30
Potential Security Impact: Unintended remote access
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HP-UX running
System Administration Manager (SAM). This vulnerability may allow unintended
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.11 and B.11.23 running SAM.
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2008-1662 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:N) 8.5
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.
Using SAM to configure NFS may result in unintended configurations.
Read-only or read-write access to selected systems may be specified with
an empty systems list. This may result in unintended access to all systems.
After applying the patches listed below SAM will detect this condition and
alert the user.
HP is documenting the following actions the following patches to resolve
The updates are available from: http://itrc.hp.com
HP-UX Release - HP-UX B.11.11 (11i v1)
Action - Install PHCO_36562 or subsequent; change NFS configuration as
HP-UX Release - HP-UX B.11.23 (11i v2)
Action - Install PHCO_36563 or subsequent; change NFS configuration as needed
Note: The patch will warn the user when a requested change may create an
unintended NFS configuration. The patch will not detect or change unintended
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - NonUpdate
HP-UX B.11.11 change NFS configuration as needed
HP-UX B.11.23 change NFS configuration as needed
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 HP
Security Bulletin issues 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 is for use by the HP-UX Software Assistant.
action: install patch PHCO_36562 or subsequent, change NFS configuration
action: install patch PHCO_36563 or subsequent, change NFS configuration
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
Version: 1 (rev.1) 30 July 2008 Initial release
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