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Date: Tue Jan 09 2001 - 06:20:04 CST

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    Digest Name: daily security bulletins digest
        Created: Tue Jan 9 3:00:02 PST 2001

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    HPSBUX0101-136 Sec. Vulnerability in inetd(1M)

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    Document ID: HPSBUX0101-136
    Date Loaded: 20010108
          Title: Sec. Vulnerability in inetd(1M)


    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.

    PROBLEM: The inet server (inetd) on HP-UX can be hung by malicious

    PLATFORM: HP 9000 servers running HP-UX releases 10.20, 10.24, 11.00,
              and 11.04.

    DAMAGE: Possible Denial of Service (DoS).

    SOLUTION: Install the appropriate patch as noted below:
                  PHNE_20747 for HP-UX release 10.20; or
                  PHNE_21699 for VVOS release 10.24; or
                  PHNE_21835 for HP-UX release 11.00; or
                  PHNE_23068 for VVOS release 11.04.

    AVAILABILITY: The patches are available now.
       A. Background
          A server that uses the 'swait' state in the /etc/inetd.conf file
          can be made to interfere with one or more services started by
          inetd. This affects only installations where configuration
          alterations have been done to include 'swait' service entries.
          The standard configuration of the Internet Services product,
          InternetSrvcs, provided by Hewlett-Packard, including telnetd,
          ftpd, rlogind, etc., will not exhibit the behavior in question.

    B. Recommended solution
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          patches. PHNE_20747 for HP-UX release 10.20; or
                   PHNE_21699 for VVOS release 10.24; or
                   PHNE_21835 for HP-UX release 11.00; or
                   PHNE_23068 for HP-UX release 11.04.

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