Date: 21 December 2004
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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2004.0796 -- HP Security Bulletin HPSBUX01102
HP-UX newgrp(1) local privilege elevation
21 December 2004
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: HP-UX B.11.00, B.11.04 and B.11.11
Impact: Increased Privileges
Access: Existing Account
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HP SECURITY BULLETIN
HPSBUX01102 REVISION: 0
SSRT4687 rev.0 HP-UX newgrp(1) local privilege elevation
There are no restrictions for distribution of this Bulletin
provided that it remains complete and intact.
The information in this Security bulletin should be acted upon
as soon as possible.
14 December 2004
POTENTIAL SECURITY IMPACT:
Local elevation of privilege.
HP Software Security Response Team
A potential vulnerability has been identified with the HP-UX
newgrp(1) command that may allow authorized users to elevate
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.00, B.11.04, B.11.11.
Note: To determine if a system has an affected version,
search the output of "swlist -a revision -l fileset"
for an affected fileset. Then determine if the
recommended patch or update is installed.
action: install PHCO_29682 or subsequent
action: install PHCO_32280 or subsequent
action: install PHCO_26385 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
To address this issue, HP has made the following patches
available on http://itrc.hp.com :
B.11.00 - PHCO_29682 or subsequent
B.11.04 - PHCO_32280 or subsequent
B.11.11 - PHCO_26385 or subsequent
MANUAL ACTIONS: No
BULLETIN REVISION HISTORY:
Revision 0 - 14 December 2004
* The software product category that this Security Bulletin
relates to is represented by the 5th and 6th characters of the
Bulletin number: GN=General, MA=Management Agents,
MI=Misc. 3rd party, MP=HP-MPE/iX, NS=HP NonStop Servers,
OV=HP OpenVMS, PI=HP Printing & Imaging, ST=HP Storage,
TU=HP Tru64 UNIX, TL=Trusted Linux, UX=HP-UX, VV=Virtual Vault
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