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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                         ESB-2008.1088 -- [HP-UX]
    A Local Denial of Service Vulnerability has been corrected in HP-UX
                              4 December 2008

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Publisher:            Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:     HP-UX
Impact:               Denial of Service
Access:               Existing Account
CVE Names:            CVE-2008-4416

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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: c01615952
Version: 1

HPSBUX02389 SSRT080141 rev.1 - HP-UX, Local Denial of Service (DoS)

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as 
soon as possible.

Release Date: 2008-12-02
Last Updated: 2008-12-02

Potential Security Impact: Local Denial of Service (DoS)

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HP-UX. The 
vulnerability could be exploited locally to create a denial of service 
(DoS).

References: CVE-2008-4416

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.31

BACKGROUND

CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics 
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Reference                         Base Vector               Base Score 
CVE-2008-4416     (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C)      4.6
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Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.
 
RESOLUTION

HP has made the following patch available to resolve this issue. 

The patch is available from http://itrc.hp.com 

OS Release - HP-UX B.11.31
Patch ID - PHKL_38987 or subsequent
 
MANUAL ACTIONS: No 

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. 

AFFECTED VERSIONS 

HP-UX B.11.31 
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ProgSupport.C-INC 
OS-Core.CORE2-KRN 
action: install patch PHKL_38987 or subsequent 
URL: http://itrc.hp.com 

END AFFECTED VERSIONS 

HISTORY 
Version:1 (rev.1) - 2 December 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: security-alert@hp.com 
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:
  To: security-alert@hp.com 
  Subject: get key

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To review previously published Security Bulletins visit: 
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* 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."

┬ęCopyright 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 respective owners.

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