Date: 01 November 2004
References: AL-2004.029 ESB-2004.0612
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ESB-2004.0695 -- HP SECURITY BULLETIN HPSBGN01091
HP Tru64 IX (Internet Express) PHP / Apache Multiple Local
and Remote Unauthorized Access
1 November 2004
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: HP Internet Express (IX) 6.3 and prior
Secure Web Server (SWS) 6.3 and prior
Operating System: HP Tru64 UNIX
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access Privileged Data
Denial of Service
CVE Names: CAN-2004-0747 CAN-2004-0786 CAN-2004-0811
Original Bulletin URL:
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HP SECURITY BULLETIN
HPSBGN01091 REVISION: 0
SSRT4812, SSRT4832 Rev.0 HP Tru64 IX (Internet Express)
PHP / Apache Multiple Local and Remote Unauthorized Access
There are no restrictions for distribution of this Bulletin provided that it remains complete and intact.
The information in this Security bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.
28 October 2004
POTENTIAL SECURITY IMPACT:
remotely exploitable Denial of Service (DoS),
local and remote exploitable buffer overflows
HP Software Security Response Team
SSRT4815, SSRT4820, NISCC #403518, CAN-2004-0786, CAN-2004-0747, CAN-2004-0811, Apache bug #30134
Multiple potential security vulnerabilities have been
reported in the Secure Web Server (SWS) for HP
Tru64 UNIX (powered by Apache) software distributed
with HP Internet Express for HP Tru64 UNIX (IX). The
vulnerabilities include remotely exploitable Denial of
Service (DoS), locally and remotely exploitable buffer
overflows, possibly resulting in unauthorized elevated
access. PHP vulnerabilities have also been reported
where bad array parsing could lead to the viewing of
arbitrary memory contents and overwriting elements
of an internal array.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
For the Apache vulnerabilities, customers running SWS (Secure Web Server) based
on Apache 2.0.49 or earlier (IX 6.3 or earlier; SWS 6.3 or earlier)
For the PHP ( Hypertext Preprocessor) vulnerabilities, customers using the PHP module from
any Secure Web Server from IX (HP Internet Express) 6.3 or earlier or SWS 6.3 or
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Until the corrections are available in a mainstream release, HP
is providing a patch that resolves the potential SWS
vulnerabilities described in this bulletin. The corrections are scheduled
to be available in the following mainstream release:
HP Internet Express for Tru64UNIX (IX) version 6.4
The Secure Web Server 6.3.2a for Tru64 UNIX (powered by
Apache) kit is available for download at the following site:
BULLETIN REVISION HISTORY:
Initial Release 29 October, 2004
* The software product category that this Security Bulletin relates to is represented by the
5th and 6th characters of the Bulletin number: GN=General, MA=Management Agents, MI=Misc. 3rd party,
MP=HP-MPE/iX, NS=HP NonStop Servers, OV=HP OpenVMS, PI=HP Printing & Imaging, ST=HP Storage,
TU=HP Tru64 UNIX, TL=Trusted Linux, UX=HP-UX, VV=Virtual Vault
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