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ESB-2000.284 -- HP Support Information Digests HPSBUX0010-12 -- Sec. Vulnerability in net.init

Date: 16 October 2000

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
                             
        ESB-2000.284 -- HP Support Information Digests HPSBUX0010-12
                       Sec. Vulnerability in net.init
                               16 October 2000

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	AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:                net.init
Vendor:                 Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:       HP-UX 11.0X
Platform:               HP9000 Servers
Impact:                 Overwrite Arbitrary Files

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Document ID:  HPSBUX0010-123
Date Loaded:  20001002
      Title:  Sec. Vulnerability in net.init

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   HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY BULLETIN: #0123, 03 Oct. '00
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The information in the following Security Bulletin should be acted upon
as soon as possible.  Hewlett-Packard Company will not be liable for any
consequences to any customer resulting from customer's failure to fully
implement instructions in this Security Bulletin as soon as possible.

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PROBLEM:  /sbin/init.d/net.init uses /tmp files.

PLATFORM: HP9000 Servers running HP-UX release 11.0X only.

DAMAGE:   Users can overwrite any file.

SOLUTION: Apply the patches listed below.
          HP-UX release 11.00:                   PHNE_21767,
          HP-UX release 11.04:                   PHNE_21155.

AVAILABILITY: The patches are available now.
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I.
 A. Background
    Hewlett-Packard Company has been notified of a vulnerability
    in its HP-UX ARPA transport code.

 B. Fixing the problem:
    Application of the patches listed below will clear the problem.
    A system reboot is required.
          HP-UX 11.00                        PHNE_21767
          HP-UX 11.04                        PHNE_21155

    Please note the patch dependencies for both releases.

  C. To subscribe to automatically receive future NEW HP Security
     Bulletins from the HP IT Resource Center via electronic mail,
     do the following:

     Use your browser to get to the HP IT Resource Center page
     at:

       http://itrc.hp.com

      Under the Maintenance and Support Menu (Electronic Support Center):
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      the page), select "Support Information Digests".

      To -subscribe- to future HP Security Bulletins or other
      Technical Digests, click the check box (in the left column)
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      or

      To -review- bulletins already released, select the link
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      To -gain access- to the Security Patch Matrix, select
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      The security patch matrix is also available via anonymous ftp:

      ftp.itrc.hp.com
      ~ftp/export/patches/hp-ux_patch_matrix"

      On the "Support Information Digest Main" page:
      click on the "HP Security Bulletin Archive".

   D. To report new security vulnerabilities, send email to

      security-alert@hp.com

      Please encrypt any exploit information using the security-alert
      PGP key, available from your local key server, or by sending a
      message with a -subject- (not body) of 'get key' (no quotes) to
      security-alert@hp.com.

      Permission is granted for copying and circulating this Bulletin to
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      non-commercial purposes.

      Any other use of this information is prohibited. HP is not liable
      for any misuse of this information by any third party.
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