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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
SSRT090104 rev.1 - HP-UX Running bootpd, Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
16 September 2009
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: HP-UX
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2009-2679
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01866324
HPSBUX02458 SSRT090104 rev.1 - HP-UX Running bootpd, Remote Denial of Service
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon
Release Date: 2009-09-14
Last Updated: 2009-09-14
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 HP-UX running
bootpd. The vulnerability could be exploited remotely to create a Denial of
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.11, B.11.23 and HP-UX B.11.31 running bootpd
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2009-2679 (AV:R/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) 7.8
Information on CVSS is documented
in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
HP has provided the following patches to resolve this vulnerability.
The patches are available from the following location
B.11.11 (11i v1)
PHNE_39700 or subsequent
B.11.23 (11i v2)
PHNE_39668 or subsequent
B.11.31 (11i v3)
PHNE_39443 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.
action: install PHNE_39700 or subsequent
action: install PHNE_39668 or subsequent
action: install PHNE_39443 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
Version:1 (rev.1) - 14 September 2009 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.
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