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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

 HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS BIND Server Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
                               7 August 2009


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           BIND
Publisher:         Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:  HP OpenVMS
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2009-0696  

Reference:         ASB-2009.1033

Original Bulletin: 

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Document ID: c01835459
Version: 1

HPSBOV02452 SSRT090161 rev.1 - HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS BIND Server 
Remote Denial of Service (DoS)

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

Release Date: 2009-08-06
Last Updated: 2009-08-06

Potential Security Impact: Remote Denial of Service (DoS)

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

A potential security vulnerability has been identified with OpenVMS running HP 
TCP/IP Services BIND server. The vulnerability could be remotely exploited to 
create a Denial of Service (DoS).

References: CVE-2009-0696

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS v5.4, v5.5, v5.6 on Itanium and Alpha.

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CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics

Reference      Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2009-0696 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) 4.3

Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002

HP has made the following patched BIND server files available to resolve the 
vulnerability. The patches are available from the ftp site, 
hprc.external.hp.com, username is vmsbind and the password is vmsbind.

The patched files is available via ftp: system: hprc.external.hp.com
Login: vmsbind
Password: vmsbind

FTP Access URL: ftp://vmsbind:vmsbind@hprc.external.hp.com/
There are patches for all TCP/IP versions (i.e. v54-ECO7, v55-ECO3, and 
v56-ECO4) for both ALPHA and ITANIUM platforms. Download the file needed from 
the ftp server for the particular server architecture and TCP/IP services 
version. The ECO level in each patch file name refers to the TCP/IP services 
ECO which must be installed prior to using this patch.

Itanium Images

Alpha Images

After backing up the TCPIP$BIND_SERVER.EXE file, copy the new file to the 
TCPIP$BIND_SERVER.EXE image already existing in the SYS$COMMON: [SYSEXE] 
directory and restart the BIND server.

Use these steps to install the new images on a system:

1. Make a safe backup copy of TCPIP$BIND_SERVER.EXE image already existing in 
the SYS$COMMON: [SYSEXE] directory.

2. Copy the new patch image for the correct architecture and TCP/IP Services 

3. Restart the BIND service using the commands to shutdown and start the 

Stop the service: @sys$startup:tcpip$bind_shutdown.com
Start the BIND service: @sys$startup:tcpip$bind_startup.com


Version:1 (rev.1) 06 August 2009 Initial release

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be 
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accordance with the customer's patch management policy.

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