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HP Web JetAdmin Vulnerability
HP Web JetAdmin Vulnerability Privacy and Legal Notice


K-055: HP Web JetAdmin Vulnerability

June 26, 2000 18:00 GMT
PROBLEM:       A security vulnerability has been identified by Hewlett-Packard
               in which certain malformed URLS can stop Web JetAdmin 6.0
PLATFORM:      Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
               Windows 2000
DAMAGE:        This vulnerability can cause a denial of service on the
               networked peripherals for Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 and Windows
SOLUTION:      Install Web JetAdmin 6.0 (6.0.1233)

VULNERABILITY Risk is Low. It is recommended that the information in this ASSESSMENT: bulletin be acted upon as soon as possible.
[ Start Hewlett-Packard Advisory ] Document ID: HPSBUX0006-116 Date Loaded: 20000621 Title: Sec. Vulnerability in Web JetAdmin 6.0 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY BULLETIN: #000116, 21 June 2000 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- PROBLEM: Certain malformed URLs can stop Web JetAdmin 6.0 service PLATFORM: Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Windows 2000 only. DAMAGE: Web JetAdmin 6.0 service stops. SOLUTION: Install latest version of Web JetAdmin 6.0 (6.0.1233) AVAILABILITY: The new software is available after 21 June 2000. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- I. A. Background HP Web JetAdmin provides the ability to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot TCP/IP and IPX connected devices on an enterprise's intranet. It contains support for all HP JetDirect-connected printers and plotters. This product allows users to manage HP JetDirect-connected printers using just a browser. This issue here has the potential of a denial of service (DoS) on networked peripherals for Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000. The software supports Windows NT 4.0 (Server or Workstation) and Windows 2000 (Server or Professional) platforms. B. Fixing the problem Obtain and install the latest release of Web JetAdmin 6.0, which is version 6.0.1233 from the following location: Internal HP SB REVIEW NOTE: Their release date must be 21 June 2000 or later. How can we (and cu.) positively identify it as such? 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: Under the Maintenance and Support Menu (Electronic Support Center): click on the "more..." link. Then - Use the 'Login' tab at the left side of the screen to login using your ID and password. Check with your system administrator to see if you have an existing login or use the "Register" button at the left to create a login. You will need to login in order to gain access to many areas of the ITRC. Remember to save the User ID assigned to you, and your password. Under the Maintenance and Support Menu, click on the "more..." link. Under the "Notifications" section (near the bottom of 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) for the appropriate digest and then click the "Update Subscriptions" button at the bottom of the page. or To -review- bulletins already released, select the link (in the middle column) for the appropriate digest. To -gain access- to the Security Patch Matrix, select the link for "The Security Bulletins Archive". Once in the archive the third link is 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: ~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 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 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: HPSBUX0006-116-------------------------------------- [ End Hewlett-Packard Advisory ]

CIAC wishes to acknowledge the contributions of Hewlett-Packard for the information contained in this bulletin.

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