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HP-UX dtterm misuse



HP-UX dtterm misuse Privacy and Legal Notice

CIAC INFORMATION BULLETIN

L-017: HP-UX dtterm misuse

November 2, 2000 13:00 GMT
PROBLEM:       dtterm has misuse potential
PLATFORM:      HP9000 systems running HP-UX releases 11.00, 11.04, 10.20,
               10.24, and 10.10.
DAMAGE:        Users can gain unauthorized privileges.
SOLUTION:      Apply appropriate patches

VULNERABILITY The risk is medium. Allows elevated privileges, but must ASSESSMENT: have prior access.
--- Begin Hewlett-Packard Bulletin --- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY BULLETIN: #0128, 02 Nov. '00 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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: dtterm has misuse potential. PLATFORM: HP9000 systems running HP-UX releases 11.00, 11.04, 10.20, 10.24, and 10.10. DAMAGE: Users can gain unauthorized privileges. SOLUTION: Apply appropriate patches as listed below and see instructions below. For HP-UX release 11.00: PHSS_22320, HP-UX release 11.04: PHSS_22548, HP-UX release 10.20: PHSS_22319, HP-UX release 10.24: PHSS_22546, HP-UX release 10.10: not yet available. AVAILABILITY: Patches are available except as indicated above. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- I. A. Background Hewlett-Packard Company has been notified of vulnerabilities in dtterm. B. Fixing the problem: Apply patches as listed below and change permissions where patches are not yet available. For HP-UX release 11.00: PHSS_22320, HP-UX release 11.04: PHSS_22548, HP-UX release 10.20: PHSS_22319 and do chmod(1) (below), HP-UX release 10.24: PHSS_22546, HP-UX release 10.10: not yet available, do chmod(1)'s (below). Patches are not currently available for /usr/dt/bin/dtterm on HP-UX release 10.10. Patches are not currently available for /usr/vue/bin/dtterm on HP-UX release 10.10 and HP-UX release 10.20. Until patches are available the vulnerability can be removed by setting the permissions as follows: 10.10: chmod 555 /usr/dt/bin/dtterm chmod 555 /usr/vue/bin/dtterm 10.20 [/usr/dt/bin/dtterm fixed in PHSS_22319] chmod 555 /usr/vue/bin/dtterm --- End Hewlett-Packard Bulletin ---

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