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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
SSRT101281 rev.2 - HP-UX Running BIND, Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
8 January 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: HP-UX
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2013-4854
Revision History: January 8 2014: Updated depot retrieval location
September 11 2013: Initial Release
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Note: the current version of the following document is available here:
SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c03922396
HPSBUX02926 SSRT101281 rev.2 - HP-UX Running BIND, Remote Denial of Service
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2013-09-10
Last Updated: 2014-01-07
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
BIND. This vulnerability could be exploited remotely to create a Denial of
References: CVE-2013-4854 (SSRT101281)
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.31 running BIND 9.7.3 prior to C.22.214.171.124.0
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2013-4854 (AV:N/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 an updated version of the BIND service to resolve this
This update is available from the following location:
BIND 9.7.3 for HP-UX Release
B.11.31 (PA and IA)
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update
Download and install the software update
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 BIND 9.7.3
action: install revision C.126.96.36.199.0 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
Version:1 (rev.1) - 10 September 2013 Initial release
Version:2 (rev.2) - 7 January 2014 Updated depot retrieval location.
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
System management and security procedures must be reviewed frequently to
maintain system integrity. HP is continually reviewing and enhancing the
security features of software products to provide customers with current
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