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[SECURITY BULLETIN] SSRT4866 rev.0 MUP HP OpenVMS V6.x and V7.x privileged file access
From: Boren, Rich (SSRT) (rich.borenhp.com)
Date: Wed Mar 02 2005 - 16:01:32 CST
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HP SECURITY BULLETIN
HPSBOV01121 REVISION: 0
SSRT4866 rev.0 MUP HP OpenVMS V6.x and V7.x privileged file access
There are no restrictions for distribution of this Security
Bulletin provided that it remains complete and intact.
The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon
as soon as possible.
01 March 2005
POTENTIAL SECURITY IMPACT:
authorized user may gain access to privileged files
HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with
HP OpenVMS VAX version 7.x and 6.x and OpenVMS Alpha
Version 7.x or 6.x that may allow a local authorized user
to gain unauthorized privileged access to data and system
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-2, HP OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-1,
HP OpenVMS Alpha V6.2-x, HP OpenVMS VAX V7.3,
HP OpenVMS VAX V6.2-x
NOTE: For all other OpenVMS Version 7.x or 6.x, Alpha or VAX
installations, upgrade to a minimum of a supported HP
OpenVMS VAX or Alpha version and then apply the
patches included within this bulletin.
The kits may be downloaded from the ITRC by going to
enter the patch id and then search, download the MUP
(mandatory update patch) by following the ITRC instructions.
It should be much faster searching without including the file
extensions in the search window.
To protect against this potential security vulnerability, HP
is providing a MUP for OpenVMS customers.
OpenVMS V8.2 and OpenVMS VAX Version 5.* customers are
not affected by this potential security vulnerability.
Customers who have installed DECnet-Plus must
install both MUP kits listed.
OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-2
DECnet-Plus MUP - AXP_DNVOSIMUP01-V732.PCSI-DCX_AXPEXE
OpenVMS MUP - VMS732_VMSMUP-V0100.PCSI-DCX_AXPEXE
OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-1
DECnet-Plus MUP - AXP_DNVOSIMUP01-V731.PCSI-DCX_AXPEXE
OpenVMS MUP - VMS731_VMSMUP-V0100.PCSI-DCX_AXPEXE
OpenVMS Alpha V6.2-x
DECnet-Plus MUP - AXP_DNVOSIMUP01-V63.PCSI-DCX_AXPEXE
OpenVMS MUP - ALPVMSMUP01_062.A
OpenVMS VAX V7.3
DECnet-Plus MUP - VAX_DNVOSIMUP01-V73.PCSI-DCX_VAXEXE
OpenVMS MUP - VAXVMSMUP01_073.A
OpenVMS VAX V6.2-x
DECnet-Plus MUP - VAX_DNVOSIMUP01-V63
OpenVMS MUP - VAXVMSMUP01_062.A
BULLETIN REVISION HISTORY:
Revision 0 - 01 March 2005
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GN = HP General SW,
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MI = Misc. 3rd party SW,
MP = HP MPE/iX,
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OV = HP OpenVMS,
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