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Date: Wed Apr 24 2002 - 06:45:57 CDT

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    Digest Name: daily HP-UX security bulletins digest
        Created: Wed Apr 24 3:00:03 PDT 2002

    Table of Contents:

    Document ID Title
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    HPSBUX0204-191 Sec. Vulnerability in passwd(1)

    The documents are listed below.

    Document ID: HPSBUX0204-191
    Date Loaded: 20020423
          Title: Sec. Vulnerability in passwd(1)




       Originally issued: 23 April 2002

    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: password file corruption using passwd(1)

    PLATFORM: HP 9000 Servers running HP-UX releases 11.00 and 11.11 only.

    DAMAGE: Possible denial-of-service, corruption.

    SOLUTION: Apply the appropriate patches for HP-UX releases:
                       PHCO_25527 11.00
                       PHCO_26904 11.04 (VVOS)
                       PHCO_24839 11.11


    AVAILABILITY: Patches are available now.


    A. Background
        Hewlett-Packard Company has learned of a defect in use of the
        passwd(1) command on HP-UX 11.00 and 11.11.

    B. Fixing the problem
       The recommended solution is to install the patch as detailed below.
                       PHCO_25527 11.00
                       PHCO_26904 11.04 (VVOS)
                       PHCO_24839 11.11

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    -----End of Document ID:  HPSBUX0204-191--------------------------------------