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Subject: Security Bulletins Digest (fwd)
From: Justin Tripp (justinEE.BYU.EDU)
Date: Thu May 04 2000 - 08:24:23 CDT


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Digest Name: Daily Security Bulletins Digest
    Created: Thu May 4 3:00:03 PDT 2000

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Document ID Title
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HPSBUX0005-113 Sec. Vulnerability with shutdown command

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Document ID: HPSBUX0005-113
Date Loaded: 20000503
      Title: Sec. Vulnerability with shutdown command

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    HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY BULLETIN: #00113, 3 May 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: shutdown(1M) improperly handles input variables.

PLATFORM: HP-9000 Series700/800 running HP-UX releases 11.X and 10.X.

DAMAGE: Increase of privileges.

SOLUTION: Apply the appropriate patches noted below.

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I.
   A. Background
      The shutdown command did not properly handle its inputs.

   B. Fixing the problem
      This problem can be eliminated by installing the following patch,
      which now allows the command to function properly.

      For HP-UX release 11.00, obtain and apply PHCO_21534;
      for HP-UX release 10.20 and 10.10, obtain and apply PHCO_21574.

      For HP-UX VirtualVault (VVOS) release 11.04, use PHCO_21567;
      for HP-UX VirtualVault (VVOS) release 10.24, use PHCO_21566.

      Note: No system reboot will be required.

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