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HP-UX Vvox Nes Vulnerability



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

                          HP-UX VVOS NES Vulnerability

June 10, 1999 21:00 GMT                                          Number J-046

PROBLEM:       Netscape Enterprise Server cannot correctly process some URL's.
PLATFORM:      HP9000 Series 700/800 running:
                   HP-UX 10.24 (VVOS) with VirtualVault A.02.00
                   HP-UX 10.24 (VVOS) with VirtualVault A.03.00
                   HP-UX 10.24 (VVOS) with VirtualVault A.03.01
                   HP-UX 10.24 (VVOS) with VirtualVault A.03.50
DAMAGE:        Web Server cannot correctly process some URLs.
SOLUTION:      Apply available patches.
VULNERABILITY  Risk is medium. Hewlett-Packard recommends that the information
ASSESSMENT:    in this advisory be acted upon as soon as possible.

[  Start Hewlett-Packard Advisory  ]

Document ID:  HPSBUX9906-098
Date Loaded:  19990609
      Title:  Security Vulnerability in VVOS NES

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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:  Netscape Enterprise Server cannot correctly process some URL's.

PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 700/800 running:
             HP-UX 10.24 (VVOS) with VirtualVault A.02.00
             HP-UX 10.24 (VVOS) with VirtualVault A.03.00
             HP-UX 10.24 (VVOS) with VirtualVault A.03.01
             HP-UX 10.24 (VVOS) with VirtualVault A.03.50

DAMAGE:   Web Server cannot correctly process some URLs.

SOLUTION: Apply the appropriate patches to correct the problem:
             HP-UX 10.24 with VirtualVault A.02.00 US/Canada
             HP-UX 10.24 with VirtualVault A.02.00 International:

             HP-UX 10.24 with VirtualVault A.03.00 US/Canada
             HP-UX 10.24 with VirtualVault A.03.00 International:

             HP-UX 10.24 with VirtualVault A.03.01 US/Canada
             HP-UX 10.24 with VirtualVault A.03.01 International:

             HP-UX 10.24 with VirtualVault A.03.50 US/Canada
             HP-UX 10.24 with VirtualVault A.03.50 International

AVAILABILITY: All patches are available now.
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   A. Background
      A recent bugtraq posting contained some inaccurate information
      regarding Hewlett-Packard Company's VirtualVault Operating System.
      This problem is not TGA nor TGP related; further, VVOS does not
      have a B1 or B2 level of certification.

      Under certain conditions, Netscape Enterprise Server (NES)
      fails to properly process web requests.  This activity has
      been observed in the NES bundled with Praesidium VirtualVault
      releases A.02.00, A.03.00, A.03.01 and A.03.50.

   B. Fixing the problem
      This problem can be completely eliminated by applying the
      recommended patches mentioned above.  It can be resolved
      temporarily by commenting out or removing the "vault-auth-log"
      AddLog line from the Netscape Enterprise Server's obj.conf file.

      Upon patching the system, automatic reboot is performed.  The
      affected filesets are: VaultNES.NES-VAULT VaultTS.INES-COMMON.

   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).
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      To -review Security bulletins already released-,
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        appropriate release and locate with the patch identifier (ID).
      To -browse the HP Security Bulletin Archive-,  select the link at
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      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


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[  End Hewlett-Packard Advisory  ]


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