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Subject: security bulletins digest
From: IT Resource Center (support_feedbackus-support.external.hp.com)
Date: Thu Dec 21 2000 - 06:22:40 CST

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Digest Name: daily security bulletins digest
    Created: Thu Dec 21 3:00:02 PST 2000

Table of Contents:

Document ID Title
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HPSBUX0012-135 Sec. Vulnerability in kermit(1)

The documents are listed below.

Document ID: HPSBUX0012-135
Date Loaded: 20001220
      Title: Sec. Vulnerability in kermit(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: Kermit communications software contains a buffer overflow.

PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 700 and 800 running HP-UX releases 11.00,
           10.20, 10.10 and 10.01.

POSSIBLE RESULT: Users could compromise system availability.

SOLUTION: Apply patches for HP-UX releases as follows:
                 for 11.00: PHCO_22665,
                     10.20: PHCO_22674,
                     10.10: PHCO_22812,
                     10.01: PHCO_22813.

AVAILABILITY: The patches are available now.
    A. Background
       Hewlett-Packard Company has become aware of a defect in the
       Kermit communications software supplied with its operating
       system in various releases.

    B. Fixing the problem
       The problem can be fully resolved by applying the appropriate
       patches to the system. For HP-UX releases
                     11.00: PHCO_22665,
                     10.20: PHCO_22674,
                     10.10: PHCO_22812,
                     10.01: PHCO_22813.

       While this patch does not require a reboot, appropriately
       terminating any instances of Kermit before installation of the
       patch will assure that continued operation with Kermit is now
       with the patched binaries.

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