AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
         Security vulnerability in MC/ServiceGuard & MC/LockManager
                                12 April 1999


Hewlett-Packard has released the following bulletin concerning a security 
vulnerability in MC/ServiceGuard & MC/LockManager on HP 9000 Series 700/800 
Servers running HP-UX 10.X and 11.00.  This vulnerability may allow users 
to gain increased privileges.

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Document ID:  HPSBUX9903-096
Date Loaded:  19990330
      Title:  Security Vulnerability in MC/ServiceGuard & MC/LockManager

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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:   MC/ServiceGuard and MC/LockManager exhibit improper
           implementation of restricted SAM functionality.

PLATFORM:  HP 9000 Series 700/800 Servers running HP-UX 10.X and 11.00

DAMAGE:    Users can gain increased privileges.

SOLUTION:  Apply the patches listed below.

AVAILABILITY:  All patches are available now.

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   A. Background
      MC/ServiceGuard and MC/LockManager exhibit improper implementation
      of restricted SAM functionality.

   B. Fixing the problem - Install the applicable patch:

          Release    Product        Revision       Patch ID

           10.00      MC/SG          A.10.03      PHSS_17478
           10.01      MC/SG          A.10.03      PHSS_17478
           10.10      MC/SG MC/LM    A.10.05      PHSS_17479
           10.20      MC/SG MC/LM    A.10.06      PHSS_17480
           10.20      MC/SG          A.10.11      PHSS_17580
           10.20      MC/LM          A.10.07.01   PHSS_17482

           11.00      MC/SG          A.11.05      PHSS_17581
           11.00      MC/LM          A.11.05      PHSS_17483
           11.00      MC/LM-J        A.11.05      PHSS_17484

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