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HPUX Running useradd(1M), Local Unauthorized Access
HPSBUX02366 SSRT080120 rev.1 - HPUX Running useradd(1M), Local Unauthorized Access
HPSBUX02366 SSRT080120 rev.1 - HPUX Running useradd(1M), Local Unauthorized Access

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HPSBUX02366 SSRT080120 rev.1 - HPUX Running useradd(1M), Local Unauthorized Access

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

Release Date: 2009-04-27
Last Updated: 2009-04-27

Potential Security Impact: Local unauthorized access 

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

A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HP-UX running the useradd(1M) command. The vulnerability could be exploited locally to allow unauthorized access to directories or files. 

References: CVE-2009-0719

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.11, B.11.23, B.11.31 running the useradd(1M) command 


CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics 
==============================================Reference                         Base Vector               Base Score 
CVE-2009-0719     (AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:N)      6.0
==============================================Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.


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

HP-UX Release 
 Patch ID 
B.11.11 (11i v1)
 PHCO_38490 or subsequent
B.11.23 (11i v2)
 PHCO_38481 or subsequent
B.11.31 (11i v3)
 PHCO_38482 or subsequent

The patches affect the useradd(1M) behavior for the following cases: 

* The /etc/default/useradd template file is missing 
* The HOMEDIR or GROUPID field is missing from the /etc/default/useradd template file 

MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - NonUpdate 

Verify group id and home directory for all accounts 


HP-UX Software Assistant: HP-UX Software Assistant is an enhanced application that replaces HP-UX Security Patch Check. It analyzes all Security Bulletins issued by HP and lists recommended actions that may apply to a specific HP-UX system. It can also download patches and create a depot automatically. For more information see: https://www.hp.com/go/swa 

The following text is for use by the HP-UX Software Assistant. 


HP-UX B.11.11 
action: install PHCO_38490 or subsequent, verify group id and home directory for all accounts 
URL: http://itrc.hp.com 

HP-UX B.11.23 
action: install PHCO_38481 or subsequent, verify group id and home directory for all accounts 
URL: http://itrc.hp.com 

HP-UX B.11.31 
action: install PHCO_38482 or subsequent, verify group id and home directory for all accounts 
URL: http://itrc.hp.com 


Version:1 (rev.1) - 27 April 2009 Initial release 

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

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VV = HP VirtualVault
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