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HP-UX HPterm FTP Vulnerabilities




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                       The U.S. Department of Energy
                    Computer Incident Advisory Capability
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                             INFORMATION BULLETIN

                      HP-UX Vulnerabilities (hpterm, ftp)
                    H-P Security Bulletins #00093 and #00094

March 31, 1999 15:00 GMT                                          Number J-038
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PROBLEM:       Two vulnerabilities have been identified by Hewlett-Packard
               Company.
               1) PHSS_13560 introduced a library access problem into hpterm.
               2) There is a Security Vulnerability during ftp operations.
PLATFORM:      1) HP9000 Series 700 and Series 800, HP-UX release 10.20 only.
               2) HP9000 Series 7/800 running HP-UX release 11.00 only.
DAMAGE:        Users can gain increased privileges.
SOLUTION:      Apply patches.
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VULNERABILITY  Risk is high. Both of these vulnerabilities affect systems
ASSESSMENT:    security. Patches should be applied as soon as possible.
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[Start Hewlett-Packard Company Advisory]

1) PHSS_13560

Document ID:  HPSBUX9903-093
Date Loaded:  19990317
      Title:  Security Vulnerability with hpterm on HP-UX 10.20

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    HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY BULLETIN: #00093, 18 March 1999
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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:   PHSS_13560 introduced a library access problem into hpterm.

PLATFORM:  HP9000 Series 700 and Series 800, HP-UX release 10.20 only.

DAMAGE:    Users can gain increased privileges.

SOLUTION:  Install PHSS_17830.

AVAILABILITY:  The patch is available now.

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I.
   A. Background

      PHSS_13560 introduced a library access problem into hpterm, the
      terminal emulator for the X Window system. (See hpterm(1)).

   B. Fixing the problem

      Installing patch PHSS_17830 completely fixes this problem.

      NOTE: Three older hpterm patches have been released including
      PHSS_13560, PHSS_15431, and PHSS_17332.  All of these older
      patches are being superseded with the release of the
      PHSS_17830.

      Do not use PHSS_13560, PHSS_15431, or PHSS_17332.


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

      Use your browser to get to the HP Electronic Support Center page
      at:

        http://us-support.external.hp.com
               (for US, Canada, Asia-Pacific, & Latin-America)
        http://europe-support.external.hp.com     (for Europe)

      Login with your user ID and password (or register for one).
      Remember to save the User ID assigned to you, and your password.
      Once you are in the Main Menu:
      To -subscribe- to future HP Security Bulletins,
        click on "Support Information Digests".
      To -review- bulletins already released from the main Menu,
        click on the "Technical Knowledge Database (Security Bulletins
        only)".
      Near the bottom of the next page, click on "Browse the HP Security
      Bulletin Archive".

      Once in the archive there is another link to our current Security
      Patch Matrix.  Updated daily, this matrix categorizes security
      patches by platform/OS release, and by bulletin topic.

       The security patch matrix is also available via anonymous ftp:

       us-ffs.external.hp.com
       ~ftp/export/patches/hp-ux_patch_matrix

    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
      Hewlett-Packard (HP) customers (or the Internet community) for the
      purpose of alerting them to problems, if and only if, the Bulletin
      is not edited or changed in any way, is attributed to HP, and
      provided such reproduction and/or distribution is performed for
      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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2) ftp

Document ID:  HPSBUX9903-094
Date Loaded:  19990323
      Title:  Security Vulnerability with ftp on HP-UX 11.00

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    HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY BULLETIN: #00094, 24 March 1999
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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:  Security Vulnerability during ftp operations.

PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 7/800 running HP-UX release 11.00 only.

DAMAGE:   Users can increase privileges

SOLUTION: Apply the patch specified below

AVAILABILITY: The patch is available now.
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I.
   A. Background
      Hewlett-Packard Company has found that during normal operations,
      the ftp program might grant users increased privileges.

   B. Fixing the problem
      Obtaining and installing the following patch will completely close
      this vulnerability.  Rebooting the system will NOT be required.

      For all HP9000 S7/800 platforms running HP-UX 11.00:  PHCO_17601

 C. To subscribe to automatically receive future NEW HP Security
      Bulletins or access the HP Electronic Support Center, use your
      browser to get to our ESC web page at:

      http://us-support.external.hp.com   (for non-European locations),
      or  http://europe-support.external.hp.com  (for Europe)

      Login with your user ID and password (or register for one).
      Remember to save the User ID/password assigned to you.

      Once you are in the Main Menu:
      To -subscribe- to future HP Security Bulletins,
        click on "Support Information Digests".
      To -review Security bulletins already released-,
        click on the "Search Technical Knowledge Database."
      To -retrieve patches-, click on "Individual Patches" and select
        appropriate release and locate with the patch identifier (ID).
      To -browse the HP Security Bulletin Archive-,  select the link at
       the bottom of the page once in the "Support Information Digests".
      To -view the Security Patch Matrix-, (updated daily) which
       categorizes security patches by platform/OS release, and by
       bulletin topic, go to the archive (above) and follow the links.

      The security patch matrix is also available via anonymous ftp:
      us-ffs.external.hp.com   or  ~ftp/export/patches/hp-ux_patch_matrix

   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
     Hewlett-Packard (HP) customers (or the Internet community) for the
     purpose of alerting them to problems, if and only if, the Bulletin
     is not edited or changed in any way, is attributed to HP, and
     provided such reproduction and/or distribution is performed for
     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.
______________________________________________________________________
- ---End of Document ID:  HPSBUX9903-094---------------------------------

[End Hewlett-Packard Company Advisory]
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CIAC wishes to acknowledge the contributions of Hewlett-Packard Company for
the information contained in this bulletin.
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