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        ESB-2000.341 -- HP Support Information Digests HPSBUX0011-128
                        Sec. Vulnerability in dtterm
                              14 November 2000


	AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:                dtterm
Vendor:                 Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:       HP-UX 10.10, 10.20, 10.24, 11.00, and 11.04
Platform:               HP9000
Impact:                 Increased Privileges
Access Required:        Local

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Document ID:  HPSBUX0011-128
Date Loaded:  20001101
      Title:  Sec. Vulnerability in dtterm

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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:  dtterm has misuse potential.

PLATFORM: HP9000 systems running HP-UX releases 11.00, 11.04, 10.20,
          10.24, and 10.10.

DAMAGE:   Users can gain unauthorized privileges.

SOLUTION: Apply appropriate patches as listed below and see
          instructions below.
          For HP-UX release 11.00:     PHSS_22320,
              HP-UX release 11.04:     PHSS_22548,
              HP-UX release 10.20:     PHSS_22319,
              HP-UX release 10.24:     PHSS_22546,
              HP-UX release 10.10:     not yet available.

AVAILABILITY: Patches are available except as indicated above.
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 A. Background
    Hewlett-Packard Company has been notified of vulnerabilities in

 B. Fixing the problem:
    Apply patches as listed below and change permissions where
    patches are not yet available.

    For HP-UX release 11.00:  PHSS_22320,
        HP-UX release 11.04:  PHSS_22548,
        HP-UX release 10.20:  PHSS_22319 and do chmod(1) (below),
        HP-UX release 10.24:  PHSS_22546,
        HP-UX release 10.10:  not yet available, do chmod(1)'s (below).

     Patches are not currently available for /usr/dt/bin/dtterm
     on HP-UX release 10.10.

     Patches are not currently available for /usr/vue/bin/dtterm
     on HP-UX release 10.10 and HP-UX release 10.20.

     Until patches are available the vulnerability can be removed
     by setting the permissions as follows:

             chmod 555 /usr/dt/bin/dtterm
             chmod 555 /usr/vue/bin/dtterm

             [/usr/dt/bin/dtterm fixed in PHSS_22319]
             chmod 555 /usr/vue/bin/dtterm

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