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Subject: Security Bulletins Digest
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Date: Wed Apr 05 2000 - 07:19:43 CDT


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Digest Name: Daily Security Bulletins Digest
    Created: Wed Apr 5 3:00:03 PDT 2000

Table of Contents:

Document ID Title
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HPSBUX0001-108 Sec. Vulnerability with Aserver (revised 02)
HPSBUX0004-112 Sec. Vulnerability with VirtualVault

The documents are listed below.
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Document ID: HPSBUX0001-108
Date Loaded: 20000404
      Title: Sec. Vulnerability with Aserver (revised 02)

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**REVISED 02** HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY ADVISORY: #00108, 01 Jan 2000
Last Revised: 17 March, 2000
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The information in the following Security Advisory 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: /opt/audio/bin/Aserver can be used to gain root access.

PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 7/800 running HP-UX releases 10.X and 11.X

DAMAGE: Root access is possible.

SOLUTION: **REVISED 02** Change the Aserver permissions.

AVAILABILITY: This advisory will be updated when patches are available.

CHANGE SUMMARY: This revision contains revised permission recommendations.
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I.
   A. Background
      A procedure to use /opt/audio/bin/Aserver to gain root access
      has been made public.

   B. Recommended solution
**REVISED 01** | The need for suid permissions is being reviewed.
                | The only requirement for suid currently identified
                | is to allow any user to force a restart of the Aserver.
                | This feature may be eventually be removed. Until a
                | patch is available the recommended solution, as root
                | is:
                | chmod 555 /opt/audio/bin/Aserver
**REVISED 02** || Until a patch is available that fixes the problem
               || installing an Aserver patch will restore the original
               || permissions. It is safer to set the 555 permissions
               || each time the system is started. One way to do that
               || is to create /sbin/rc2.d/S769audio with 555 permissions
               || containing the following script:
               ||
               ||#!/sbin/sh
               ||
               ||PATH=/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin
               ||export PATH
               ||
               ||case $1 in
               ||start_msg)
               || echo "chmod 555 /opt/audio/bin/Aserver"
               || ;;
               ||
               ||'start')
               || chmod 555 /opt/audio/bin/Aserver
               || ;;
               ||
               ||*)
               || echo "usage: $0 start"
               || ;;
               ||esac
               ||
               ||exit 0

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      Permission is granted for copying and circulating this advisory to
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Document ID: HPSBUX0004-112
Date Loaded: 20000404
      Title: Sec. Vulnerability with VirtualVault

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    HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY ADVISORY: #00112, 04 April 2000
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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: Programs running on the VirtualVault may receive data
          inappropriately via an interface configured with aliased
          IP addresses.

PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 7/800 running only HP-UX 11.04 (VVOS).

DAMAGE: Unprivileged processes may receive remote data unexpectedly.

SOLUTION: Apply the patch noted below.

AVAILABILITY: The patch is currently available.
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I.
  A. Background
     HP-UX 11.04 (VVOS) introduced a vulnerability in the network
     layer of the operating system that could allow data to be
     delivered via a network interface to unprivileged processes if
     multiple IP addresses are assigned to the interface.

  B. Fixing the problem
     This problem can be eliminated by installing the following patch.

         HP-UX 11.04 (VVOS): PHNE_21261

     Note: A system reboot will be required. There is no
           corresponding problem with HP-UX 10.24 (VVOS).

   C. To subscribe to automatically receive future NEW HP Security
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      (Remember to save the User ID assigned to you, and your password).

      On the "Support Information Digest Main" page:
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      Patch Matrix. Updated daily, this matrix categorizes security
      patches by platform/OS release, and by bulletin topic.

      The security patch matrix is also available via anonymous ftp:

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      ~ftp/export/patches/hp-ux_patch_matrix

   D. To report new security vulnerabilities, send email to

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      Please encrypt any exploit information using the security-alert
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     Permission is granted for copying and circulating this advisory to
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     provided such reproduction and/or distribution is performed for
     non-commercial purposes.

     Any other use of this information is prohibited. HP is not liable
     for any misuse of this information by any third party.
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-----End of Document ID: HPSBUX0004-112--------------------------------------