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HP-UX sendmail, Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
HPSBUX02183 SSRT061243 rev.1 - HP-UX sendmail, Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
HPSBUX02183 SSRT061243 rev.1 - HP-UX sendmail, Remote Denial of Service (DoS)

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HPSBUX02183 SSRT061243 rev.1 - HP-UX sendmail, Remote Denial of Service (DoS)

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

Release Date: 2007-04-16
Last Updated: 2007-04-17

Potential Security Impact: Remote Denial of Service (DoS)

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


A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running sendmail. This vulnerability could allow a remote user to cause a Denial of Service (DoS).

References: none

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

HP-UX B.11.00 (obsolete) running sendmail 8.9.3 or sendmail 8.11.1,
HP-UX B.11.11 running sendmail 8.9.3 or sendmail 8.11.1,
HP-UX B.11.23 running sendmail 8.11.1.


To determine if a system has an affected version, search the output of "swlist -a revision -l fileset" for an affected fileset. Then determine if the recommended patch or update is installed.


For sendmail 8.11.1
HP-UX B.11.23
action: install PHNE_35485 or subsequent

HP-UX B.11.11
action: install revision B. or subsequent

HP-UX B.11.00
action: remove (use sendmail 8.9.3) or upgrade to HP-UX B.11.11

For sendmail 8.9.3
HP-UX B.11.11
action: install PHNE_35484 or subsequent

For sendmail 8.9.3
HP-UX B.11.00
action: install PHNE_35483 or subsequent


sendmail 8.13.3 currently available from http://software.hp.com does not exhibit this DoS issue. 
sendmail 8.11.1 is no longer available from http://software.hp.com for HP-UX B.11.11; customers are encouraged to upgrade to sendmail 8.13.3. 


HP has made the following patches available to resolve the issue.
The patches are available from http://itrc.hp.com 

For sendmail 8.11.1, HP-UX B.11.23
Install: PHNE_35485 or subsequent
sendmail -bs banner: Sendmail 8.11.1 (Revision 1.10)/8.11.1
what(1) string: version.c 8.11.1 (Berkeley) - 01 December 2006 (PHNE_35485)

For sendmail 8.11.1, HP-UX B.11.11
Please write to security-alert@hp.com for more information. 

For sendmail 8.11.1, HP-UX B.11.00
Use sendmail 8.9.3 or upgrade to B.11.11 or subsequent. There will be no update to sendmail 8.11.1 for HP-UX B.11.00 to resolve the vulnerability.

For sendmail 8.9.3, HP-UX B.11.11
Install: PHNE_35484 or subsequent
sendmail -bs banner: Sendmail 8.9.3 (Revision 1.10)/8.9.3
what(1) string: version.c 8.9.3 (Berkeley) 01 December 2006 (PHNE_35484)

For sendmail 8.9.3, HP-UX B.11.00
Install: PHNE_35483 or subsequent
sendmail -bs banner: Sendmail 8.9.3 (Revision 1.10)/8.9.3
what(1) string: version.c 8.9.3 (Berkeley) 01 December 2006 (PHNE_35483)

HP-UX B.11.11 sendmail 8.11.1 - Write to secuirty-alert@hp.com 
HP-UX B.11.00 sendmail 8.11.1 - Use sendmail 8.9.3 or upgrade to HP-UX B.11.11 or subsequent
HP-UX B.11.23 sendmail 8.11.1 - No manual actions
HP-UX B.11.11 sendmail 8.9.3 - No manual actions
HP-UX B.11.00 sendmail 8.9.3 - No manual actions


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) - 16 April 2007 Initial release

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches which are to be installed on systems running HP software products should be applied in accordance with the customer's patch management policy.

Support: For further information, contact normal HP Services support channel.

Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported product, send Email to: security-alert@hp.com 
It is strongly recommended that security related information being communicated to HP be encrypted using PGP, especially exploit information.
To get the security-alert PGP key, please send an e-mail message as follows:
To: security-alert@hp.com 
  Subject: get key

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To review previously published Security Bulletins visit: http://www.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/secBullArchive.do 

* The Software Product Category that this Security Bulletin relates to is represented by the 5th and 6th characters of the Bulletin number in the title:

GN = HP General SW
MA = HP Management Agents
MI = Misc. 3rd Party SW
NS = HP NonStop Servers
PI = HP Printing & Imaging
ST = HP Storage SW
TL = HP Trusted Linux
TU = HP Tru64 UNIX
VV = HP VirtualVault

System management and security procedures must be reviewed frequently to maintain system integrity. HP is continually reviewing and enhancing the security features of software products to provide customers with current secure solutions.

"HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to bring to the attention of users of the affected HP products the important security information contained in this Bulletin. HP recommends that all users determine the applicability of this information to their individual situations and take appropriate action. HP does not warrant that this information is necessarily accurate or complete for all user situations and, consequently, HP will not be responsible for any damages resulting from user's use or disregard of the information provided in this Bulletin. To the extent permitted by law, HP disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement."

ęCopyright 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. The information provided is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. To the extent permitted by law, neither HP or its affiliates, subcontractors or suppliers will be liable for incidental, special or consequential damages including downtime cost; lost profits; damages relating to the procurement of substitute products or services; or damages for loss of data, or software restoration. The information in this document is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard Company and the names of Hewlett-Packard products referenced herein are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company in the United States and other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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