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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
SSRT100594 rev.1 - HP Operations Agent for AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris and
Windows, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code
25 July 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: HP Operations Agent
HP Performance Agent
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2012-2020 CVE-2012-2019
Revision History: July 25 2012: Added HP Performance Agent
July 16 2012: Added hotfix for v8.6, v11.02 is not vulnerable
July 10 2012: Initial Release
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Note: the current version of the following document is available here:
SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c03397769
HPSBMU02796 SSRT100594 rev.3 - HP Operations Agent and HP Performance Agent
for AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris and Windows, Remote Execution of Arbitrary
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2012-07-09
Last Updated: 2012-07-23
Potential Security Impact: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified with HP Operations
Agent and HP Performance Agent for AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows.
The vulnerabilities could be remotely exploited resulting in the execution of
References: SSRT100594, ZDI-CAN-1325, ZDI-12-114, CVE-2012-2019,
SSRT100595, ZDI-CAN-1326, ZDI-12-115, CVE-2012-2020
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP Operations Agent for AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows prior to
HP Operations Agent (classic) for AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows
HP Performance Agent (classic) for AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2012-2019 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) 10.0
CVE-2012-2020 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) 10.0
Information on CVSS is documented
in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks Luigi Auriemma for working with the
TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative to report this vulnerability to
For HP Operations Agent v11 (includes HP Performance Agent) before v11.02
Note: As of v11 HP Operations Agent and HP Performance Agent are combined
into a single product: HP Operations Agent.
HP has made patches available to resolve these vulnerabilities for HP
Operations Agent v11. The patches can be downloaded from
OAAIX_00003 or subsequent
OAHPUX_00003 or subsequent
OALIN_00003 or subsequent
OASOL_00301 or subsequent
OAWIN_00003 or subsequent
Note: The table above lists the earliest patches that resolve the
vulnerability. Later patches are available.
For HP Operations Agent v8.6 and HP Performance Agent 5.x
HP has made a hotfix available to resolve these vulnerabilities for HP
Operations Agent v8.6 and HP Performance Agent 5.x. To obtain the hotfix,
please contact HP Customer Support and request HOTFIX_CODA_2011-10-21_1.
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - NonUpdate
For HP Operations Agent v11 - Update to HP Operations Agent 11.02 or
For HP Operations Agent v8.6 and HP Performance Agent v5.x - Install
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.
For HP Operations Agent v11
action: install OAHPUX_00003 or subsequent
For HP Operations Agent v8.6 and HP Performance Agent v5.x
action: install HOTFIX_CODA_2011-10-21_1
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
Version:1 (rev.1) - 9 July 2012 Initial release
Version:2 (rev.2) - 12 July 2012 Added hotfix for v8.6, v11.02 is not
Version:3 (rev.3) - 23 July 2012 Added HP Performance Agent
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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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
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