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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.0804 -- [HP Tru64 UNIX]
HP Tru64 UNIX running BIND, Remote DNS Cache Poisoning
14 August 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: HP Tru64 UNIX
Impact: Provide Misleading Information
CVE Names: CVE-2008-1447
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01527346
HPSBTU02358 SSRT080058 rev.1 - HP Tru64 UNIX running BIND, Remote DNS Cache
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2008-08-12
Last Updated: 2008-08-13
Potential Security Impact: Remote DNS cache poisoning
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP Tru64 UNIX
running BIND. The vulnerability could be exploited remotely to cause DNS
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
The following supported software versions are affected:
BIND v 9.2.8 and earlier as provided with...
HP Tru64 UNIX v 5.1B-4
HP Tru64 UNIX v 5.1B-3
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2008-1447 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) 7.5
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.
HP is releasing the following Early Release Patch (ERP) kits publicly for
use by any customer until updates are available in mainstream release patch
The resolutions contained in the ERP kits are targeted for availability in
the following mainstream kit:
HP Tru64 UNIX v 5.1B-5
The ERP kits use dupatch to install and will not install over any Customer
Specific Patches (CSPs) that have file intersections with the ERPs. Contact
your service provider for assistance if the installation of the ERPs is
blocked by any of your installed CSPs.
The ERP kits distribute the following items:
Patched version of BIND v 9.2.8-P1
HP Tru64 UNIX Version v 5.1B-4
PREREQUISITE: HP Tru64 UNIX v 5.1B-4 PK6 (BL27)
HP Tru64 UNIX Version v 5.1B-3
PREREQUISITE: HP Tru64 UNIX v 5.1B-3 PK5 (BL26)
MD5 checksums are available from the ITRC patch database main page. From
the patch database main page, click Tru64 UNIX, then click verifying MD5
checksums under useful links.
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Version:1 (rev.1) - 13 August 2008 Initial release
Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches which are to be
installed on systems running HP software products should be applied in
accordance with the customer's patch management policy.
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"HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to bring to the
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