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Date: Mon Dec 18 2000 - 06:03:05 CST

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Digest Name: daily security bulletins digest
    Created: Mon Dec 18 3:00:03 PST 2000

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Document ID Title
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HPSBUX0012-134 Sec. Vulnerability in top(1)

The documents are listed below.

Document ID: HPSBUX0012-134
Date Loaded: 20001217
      Title: Sec. Vulnerability in top(1)


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.

ISSUE: the top(1) command has a security defect.

PLATFORM: HP9000 Servers running HP-UX release 11.00 and 10.XX.

DAMAGE: Users can modify files writable by group "sys".

SOLUTION: Apply the appropriate patch listed below.
             HP-UX release 11.00: PHCO_22686,
                           11.04: PHCO_22921,
                           10.20: PHCO_22556,
                           10.24: PHCO_22922,
                           10.10: PHCO_22557,
                           10.01: PHCO_22558.

AVAILABILITY: These patches are available now.
  A. Background
     Hewlett-Packard Company has been informed of a defect in the
     program /usr/bin/top.

  B. Fixing the problem:
     The problem can be removed by applying the patch mentioned below.
     A system reboot is NOT required.
     For servers running HP-UX release 11.00: PHCO_22686,
                                       11.04: PHCO_22921,
                                       10.20: PHCO_22556,
                                       10.24: PHCO_22922,
                                       10.10: PHCO_22557,
                                       10.01: PHCO_22558.

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