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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
HP-UX Running NFS/ONCplus, NFS Inadvertently Enabled
26 March 2010
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: HP-UX
Impact/Access: Reduced Security -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2010-0451
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c02026642
HPSBUX02509 SSRT100032 rev.1 - HP-UX Running NFS/ONCplus, NFS Inadvertently
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2010-03-25
Last Updated: 2010-03-25
Potential Security Impact: NFS inadvertently enabled
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with NFS/ONCplus
running on HP-UX. The vulnerability could result in the inadvertent enabling
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.31 running NFS / ONCplus version B.11.31_08 or previous
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2010-0451 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N) 4.0
Information on CVSS is documented
in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
Installing ONCplus will result in having NFS_SERVER=1 in
/etc/rc.config.d/nfsconf regardless of the original setting. This can result
in inadvertently enabling NFS.
HP has provided an upgrade to resolve this vulnerability.
This upgrade is available from the following location.
HP-UX Release / Depot name
B.11.31 / Install ONCplus_B.11.31.09.depot or subsequent
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update
Install ONCplus_B.11.31.09.depot to preserve NFS_SERVER value when updating.
Check and correct NFS_SERVER and NFS_CLIENT values.
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The following text is for use by the HP-UX Software Assistant.
HP-UX B.11.31 (IA)
action: install revision B.11.31.09 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
Version:1 (rev.1) 25 March 2010 Initial release
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