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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
SSRT102942 rev.1 - HP-UX BIND running named, Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
30 November 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: HP-UX
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2015-5722
Revision History: November 30 2015: Corrected Support Software Versions
and HP-UX 11.23 depot name
November 24 2015: Initial Release
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c04891218
HPSBUX03522 SSRT102942 rev.2 - HP-UX BIND running named, Remote Denial of
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon
Release Date: 2015-11-19
Last Updated: 2015-11-25
Potential Security Impact: Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in the HP-UX BIND
service running named. This vulnerability could be exploited remotely to
create a Denial of Service (DoS).
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.31 BIND 9.9.4 prior to C.126.96.36.199.0 (named)
HP-UX B.11.23 BIND 9.3.2 prior to C.188.8.131.52.0 (named)
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CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2015-5722 (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 the following software updates to resolve the vulnerability in
the HP-UX BIND service running named.
BIND 9.3.2 for HP-UX Release B.11.23 (PA and IA)
BIND 9.9.4 for HP-UX Release B.11.31 (PA and IA)
Note: The depot files can be found here:
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:
The following text is for use by the HP-UX Software Assistant.
HP-UX B.11.23 IA/PA
action: install C.184.108.40.206.0 or subsequent
HP-UX B.11.31 IA/PA
action: install C.220.127.116.11.0 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
Version:1 (rev.1) - 19 November 2015 Initial release
Version:2 (rev.2) - 25 November 2015 Corrected Support Software Versions and
HP-UX 11.23 depot name
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