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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01953398
HPSBUX02495 SSRT090151 rev.2 - HP-UX Running sendmail, Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.
Release Date: 2009-12-08
Last Updated: 2010-01-14
Potential Security Impact: Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running sendmail. This vulnerability could allow a remote user to create a Denial of Service (DoS).
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.11 running sendmail 8.9.3 or sendmail 8.11.1,
HP-UX B.11.23 running sendmail 8.11.1.
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
========================================================== Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2002-2261 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) 5.0
========================================================== Information on CVSS is documented
in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
HP has provided the following patches to resolve this vulnerabilities.
HP-UX Release / Sendmail version / Action
B.11.11 / 8.9.3 / PHNE_40393 or subsequent
B.11.11 / 8.11.1 / Upgrade to sendmail 8.13.3 or subsequent
B.11.23 / 8.11.1 / PHNE_40388 or subsequent
Note: Installations of HP-UX B.11.11 running sendmail 8.11.1 should upgrade to sendmail 8.13.3 or subsequent. This Sendmail 8.13.3 Special Release Upgrade is available for download from
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. The patches are available for download from
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes
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 PHNE_40393 or subsequent
action: remove SMAIL-811 install SMAIL-813
action: install PHNE_40388 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
Version: 1 (rev.1) - 8 December 2009 Initial release
Version: 2 (rev.2) - 14 January 2010 Corrected CVSS score, updated resolution table and affected versions.
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of the Bulletin number in the title:
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