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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
SSRT102037 rev.1 - HP-UX execve(2), Local Elevation of Privilege
21 August 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: HP-UX
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2015-2132
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than HP-UX. It is recommended that administrators
running execve check for an updated version of the software for
their operating system.
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Note: the current version of the following document is available here:
SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c04735247
HPSBUX03369 SSRT102037 rev.1 - HP-UX execve(2), Local Elevation of Privilege
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2015-08-20
Last Updated: 2015-08-20
Potential Security Impact: Local elevation of privilege
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability have been identified with HP-UX programs
using the execve(2) system call. The vulnerability could be exploited locally
to create an elevation of privilege.
References: CVE-2015-2132 (SSRT102037)
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.31 with patch PHKL_44270 or earlier installed.
HP-UX B.11.23 with patch PHKL_34432 or earlier installed.
HP-UX B.11.11 with patch PHKL_34110 or earlier installed.
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2015-2132 (AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:N/A:N) 4.4
Information on CVSS is documented
in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
HP has provided the following patch to resolve this vulnerability.
The patch is available from the following location:
B.11.31 (11i v3)
B.11.23 (11i v2)
B.11.11 (11i v1)
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 patch PHKL_44278 or subsequent
action: install patch PHKL_44285 or subsequent
action: install patch PHKL_44305 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
Version:1 (rev.1) - 20 August 2015 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
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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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