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HP-UX passwd(1) Local DoS
HPSBUX02103 SSRT5953 rev.2 - HP-UX passwd(1) Local Denial of Service (DoS)
HPSBUX02103 SSRT5953 rev.2 - HP-UX passwd(1) Local Denial of Service (DoS)

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HPSBUX02103 SSRT5953 rev.2 - HP-UX passwd(1) Local Denial of
Service (DoS)

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted
upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2006-03-26
Last Updated: 2006-03-26

Potential Security Impact: Local Denial of Service (DoS)

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company,
        HP Software Security Response Team

A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX
running /sbin/passwd which could be locally exploited to create a
Denial of Service (DoS).

References: none

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.00, B.11.11, B.11.23.


The /sbin/passwd command does not recover gracefully from some
error conditions.


HP-UX B.11.00
action: install PHCO_33219 or subsequent

HP_UX B.11.11
action: install PHCO_33214, PHCO_33215 or subsequent

HP-UX B.11.23
action: install PHCO_32149, PHCO_32926 or subsequent



HP is making the following patches available to resolve this
The patches are available for download from http://itrc.hp.com 

B.11.00 - PHCO_33219 - /sbin/passwd cumulative patch
B.11.11 - PHCO_33214 - passwd(1) cumulative patch
B.11.11 - PHCO_33215 - libpam_unix cumulative patch
B.11.23 - PHCO_32149 - passwd(1) cumulative patch
B.11.23 - PHCO_32926 - libpam_unix



HP-UX Security Patch Check: Security Patch Check revision B.02.00
analyzes all HP-issued Security Bulletins to provide a subset of
recommended actions that potentially affect a specific HP-UX
system. For more information:


Version:1 (rev.1) - 14 March 2006 Initial Release
Version:2 (rev.2) - 24 March 2006 reformatted

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