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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
Operating System: HP OpenVMS
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2009-0696
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01835459
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
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).
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
FTP Access URL: ftp://vmsbind:firstname.lastname@example.org/
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.
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$COMMON: [SYSEXE] directory.
2. Copy the new patch image for the correct architecture and TCP/IP Services
versions to TCPIP$BIND_SERVER.EXE to the SYS$COMMON: [SYSEXE].
3. Restart the BIND service using the commands to shutdown and start the
Stop the service: @sys$startup:tcpip$bind_shutdown.com
Start the BIND service: @sys$startup:tcpip$bind_startup.com
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Version:1 (rev.1) 06 August 2009 Initial release
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