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24 November 1999

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             ESB-1999.178 -- HP SECURITY BULLETIN HPSBUX9911-105
                Security Vulnerability on V Class Teststation
                              25 November 1999


Hewlett-Packard has released the following advisory concerning a 
vulnerability in the Service Support Processor (SSP/Teststation) of all 
HP9000 Series 800 S/X/V Class servers.  This vulnerability may allow a 
remote user to gain access the server's console.

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Document ID:  HPSBUX9911-105
Date Loaded:  19991123
      Title:  Security Vulnerability on V Class Teststation

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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 for S/X/V Class console

PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 800 S/X/V Class servers.

DAMAGE:   Allows remote users to access the S/X/V Class console via
          the Service Support Processor (SSP/Teststation).

SOLUTION: Install the applicable patch on the SSP/Teststation, or
          install Teststation Version 5.1.2 software on any V22x0
          products, or Teststation Version 1.1.2 on any V2500 product.

AVAILABILITY:  The patch is available now.
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   A. Background
      Hewlett-Packard Company has found that the console server, on the
      SSP might grant remote users access to the S/X/V console.
      This can occur on all platforms running less than Version 5.1.2
      Teststation software for V22x0, and any version for S/X Class,
      and Version 1.1.1 and below for V2500 class.

   B. Fixing the problem
      One patch exists for all products and is PF_CSXV1007.  Instructions
      for installing the patch are in its accomanpanying .text file.
      This patch package is approximately 312 KB and can be retrieved
      from the Electronic Support Center ftp site:


      Install Version 5.1.2 Teststation software on any V22x0 products,
      or Version 1.1.2 on any V2500 product.

   C. To subscribe to automatically receive future NEW HP Security
      Bulletins from the HP IT Resource Center via electronic mail,
      do the following:

      Use your browser to get to the HP IT Resource Center page at:
         (for US, Canada, Asia-Pacific, & Latin-America)
         http://europe-support2.external.hp.com     (for Europe).

      Under the heading "Maintenance and Support (Electronic Support
      Center)," click on the link "More..."  Then at the very bottom,
      click on "Support Information Digests" underneath the heading

      Now login with your user ID and password (or register for one).
      Remember to save the User ID assigned to you, and your password.

      Once you are on the Spport Information Main page, follow the
      instructions there.
      To -subscribe- to future HP Security Bulletins,
         click on "Support Information Digests".
      To -review- bulletins already released,
         click on the link "HP Security Bulletins Archive."

      In the archive there is another link to our current Security
      Patch Matrix.  Updated daily, this matrix categorizes security
      patches by platform/OS release, and by topic.

      The security patch matrix is also available via anonymous ftp
            from:   us-ffs.external.hp.com     in

   D. To report new security vulnerabilities, send email to


      Please encrypt any exploit information using the security-alert
      PGP key, available from your local key server, or by sending a
      message with a -subject- (not body) of 'get key' (no quotes) to

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