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Security Bulletin SSRT3657 - Tru64 UNIX CDE libdthelp.so potential privileged access and DoS
From: Webb, Nigel (SSRT) (nigelwebbhp.com)
Date: Wed Dec 03 2003 - 12:35:57 CST
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SSRT3657-Tru64 UNIX CDE libdthelp.so potential privileged access
and Denial of Service
NOTICE: There are no restrictions for distribution of this
Bulletin provided that it remains complete and intact.
RELEASE DATE: 3 December 2003
SOURCE: HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY
Software Security Response Team
REFERENCE: CERT VU#575804
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in the HP
Tru64 UNIX CDE libdthelp.so software that may result in a local
user gaining unauthorized privileged access and possibly causing
a Denial of Service (DoS).
The currently supported version of HP Tur64 UNIX V5.1 (BL20) only
HP is releasing the following Early Release Patch ERP kit.
The ERP kit uses dupatch to install and will not install over any
installed Customer Specific Patches (CSPs) that have file
intersections with the ERP. Contact your service provider for
assistance if the installation of the ERP is blocked by any of
your installed CSPs.
Early Release Patch
HP Tru64 UNIX V5.1
PREREQUISITE: HP Tru64 UNIX with PK6 (BL20) installed
ERP Kit Name: T64KIT0020835-V51B20-ES-20031124
Note: The V5.1 PK6 (BL20) ERP kit has a file intersection with the
previously released kit for the following:
SSRT2373, SSRT2374, SSRT2405, SRT2415, SSRT2416 Potential CDE
This ERP kit contains the libdthelp.so corrections from SSRT2373,
SSRT2374, SSRT2405, SRT2415, SSRT2416 and is designed to install
standalone or seamlessly over the previous SSRT2373, SSRT2374,
SSRT2405, SRT2415, SSRT2416 patch kit.
For more information on SSRT2373, SSRT2374, SSRT2405, SRT2415,
SSRT2416 Potential CDE Buffer OverFlows, please see the following
MD5 checksums are available from the ITRC patch database main page
- From the patch database main page, click tru64 UNIX, then click
verifying MD5 checksums under useful links.
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As always, HP urges you to periodically review your system management
and security procedures. HP will continue to review and enhance the
security features of its products and work with our customers to
maintain and improve the security and integrity of their systems.
"HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to bring
to the attention of users of the affected HP products the important
security information contained in this Bulletin. HP recommends that
all users determine the applicability of this information to their
individual situations and take appropriate action. HP does not
warrant that this information is necessarily accurate or complete for
all user situations and, consequently, HP will not be responsible for
any damages resulting from user's use or disregard of the information
provided in this Bulletin."
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