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HP-UX Visualize Conference Vulnerability



                       The U.S. Department of Energy
                    Computer Incident Advisory Capability
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                             INFORMATION BULLETIN
                   HP-UX Visualize Conference Vulnerability

July 1, 1999 17:00 GMT                                           Number J-050
PROBLEM:        There is a problem with the HP Visualize Conference ftp
                capability's default configuration.
PLATFORM:       HP-UX Series 700, release 10.20
DAMAGE:         Possible denial of service or unauthorized access.
SOLUTION:       Apply available patch.
VULNERABILITY   Risk is low.  Systems running these services could suffer a
ASSESSMENT:     denial of service or unauthorized access.


[  Start Hewlett-Packard Advisory  ]

Document ID:  HPSBUX9906-099
Date Loaded:  19990628
      Title:  Security Vulnerability HP Visualize Conference

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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 Advisory as soon as possible.

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PROBLEM:  There is a problem with the HP Visualize Conference ftp
          capability's default configuration.

PLATFORM: HP-UX Series 700, release 10.20

DAMAGE:   Possible denial of service or unauthorized access.

SOLUTION: Apply PHSS_17168.

AVAILABILITY: The patch is available now.
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   A. Background - HP Visualize Conference is a T-120 conference
      solution for HP-UX Workstations.  The HP Visualize Conference ftp
      capability allows a conference participant to push a file to all
      other participants.

   B. Recommended solution - Apply PHSS_17168.

      As a general comment not specifically related to this vulnerability,
      the user should establish some means of authenticating conference

   C. To subscribe to automatically receive future NEW HP Security
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[  End Hewlett-Packard Advisory  ]


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