Date: 24 December 2004
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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2004.0817 -- HP Security Bulletin HPSBUX01104
HP-UX SAM local privilege increase
24 December 2004
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: System Administration Manager (SAM)
Operating System: HP-UX
Impact: Increased Privileges
Access: Existing Account
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HP SECURITY BULLETIN
HPSBUX01104 REVISION: 0
SSRT4699 HP-UX SAM local privilege increase
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.
22 December 2004
POTENTIAL SECURITY IMPACT:
Local elevation of privilege.
HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified
with System Administration Manager (SAM) running on
HP-UX that may allow local unauthorized privileges.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.00, B.11.11, B.11.22, and B.11.23.
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_28125 or subsequent
action: install PHSS_31240 or subsequent
action: install PHSS_31243 or subsequent
action: install PHSS_31817 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
This issue can be fully addressed by installing the patches
MANUAL ACTIONS: No
BULLETIN REVISION HISTORY:
Revision 0 - 22 December 2004
- Initial release
* 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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