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    Digest Name: daily security bulletins digest
        Created: Mon Mar 12 3:00:03 PST 2001

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    HPSBMP0103-011 Sec. Vulnerability in MPE/ix's AIF

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    Document ID: HPSBMP0103-011
    Date Loaded: 20010311
          Title: Sec. Vulnerability in MPE/ix's AIF

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        HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY BULLETIN: #011, 12 Mar. '01
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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: Security Vulnerability with architected interface facility.

    PLATFORM: HP3000 running MPE/iX release 5.5 and newer.

    DAMAGE: Users can obtain unauthorized access to databases and can
              gain additional privileges, compromising system availability.

    SOLUTION: Apply the applicable patch:

             For MPE/iX 6.5 release, install MPELXJ3C,
                 MPE/iX 6.0 release, install MPELXJ3B,
                 MPE/iX 5.5 release, install MPELXJ3A.

    AVAILABILITY: The patches are available now.
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       A. Background
          Hewlett-Packard Company has learned of a procedure by which
          a user can get unauthorized access to user accounts and
          databases using architected interface facility (AIF - AIFCHANGELOGON)
          either directly or indirectly.

       B. Recommended solution
          Apply the appropriate patches to correct the problem:

          For MPE/iX 6.5 release, install MPELXJ3C,
              MPE/iX 6.0 release, install MPELXJ3B,
              MPE/iX 5.5 release, install MPELXJ3A.

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                releases MPE/iX 4.5 and MPE/iX 5.0.

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