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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
HPSBUX02724 SSRT100650 rev.3 - HP-UX Running System
Administration Manager (SAM), Local Increase in Privilege
1 February 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: System Administration Manager
Operating System: HP-UX
Impact/Access: Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2011-4159
Revision History: February 1 2012: Final depots available
November 24 2011: Updated version numbers
November 17 2011: Initial Release
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c03089106
HPSBUX02724 SSRT100650 rev.3 - HP-UX Running System Administration Manager (SAM), Local Increase in Privilege
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.
Release Date: 2011-11-16
Last Updated: 2012-01-30
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running SAM. This vulnerability could be locally exploited to create an increase in privilege.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX 11.11 running EMS prior to A.04.20.11.06
HP-UX 11.23 running EMS prior to A.04.20.23.07
HP-UX 11.31 running EMS prior to A.04.20.31.08
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2011-4159 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C) 6.8
Information on CVSS is documented
in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
HP has provided unofficial upgrades to resolve this vulnerability.
The upgrades are available from the following location
A.04.20.X Depot Name
B.11.11 PA (32 and 64)
B.11.23 (PA and IA)
B.11.31 (PA and IA)
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update
Install A.04.20.X or subsequent
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 revision A.04.20.11.06 or subsequent
action: install revision A.04.20.23.07 or subsequent
action: install revision A.04.20.31.08 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
Version:1 (rev.1) 16 November 2011 Initial release
Version:2 (rev.2) 21 November 2011 New depots, revised supported software versions
Version:3 (rev.3) 30 January 2012 Final depots available
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 issues about implementing the recommendations of this Security Bulletin, contact normal HP Services support channel. For other issues about the content of this Security Bulletin, send e-mail to email@example.com.
Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported product, send Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Security Bulletin List: A list of HP Security Bulletins, updated periodically, is contained in HP Security Notice HPSN-2011-001: https://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=emr_na-c02964430
Security Bulletin Archive: A list of recently released Security Bulletins is available here: http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/secBullArchive/
Software Product Category: The Software Product Category is represented in the title by the two characters following HPSB.
3C = 3COM
3P = 3rd Party Software
GN = HP General Software
HF = HP Hardware and Firmware
MP = MPE/iX
MU = Multi-Platform Software
NS = NonStop Servers
OV = OpenVMS
PI = Printing and Imaging
PV = ProCurve
ST = Storage Software
TU = Tru64 UNIX
UX = HP-UX
Copyright 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
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