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        ESB-2000.364 -- HP Support Information Digests HPSBUX0011-130
                 Sec. Vulnerability in auto_parms *Rev. 01*
                              22 November 2000


	AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:                auto_parms set_parms
Vendor:                 Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:       HP-UX 10.XX, 11.XX
Platform:               HP9000 Series 700/800
Impact:                 Root Compromise
                        Denial of Service
Access Required:        Remote

Ref:                    ESB-2000.348

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Document ID:  HPSBUX0011-130
Date Loaded:  20001120
      Title:  Sec. Vulnerability in auto_parms *Rev. 01*

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Last Revised: 20 Nov. '00
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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 in auto_parms and set_parms

PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 700/800 running HP-UX releases 10.XX & 11.XX.

DAMAGE:   May allow remote users to gain root access or to disrupt
          normal operations.

**REVISED 01**
SOLUTION: Apply the appropriate patches.
            for HP-UX release 11.00     PHCO_21993,
                HP-UX release 11.04     PHCO_22186,
                HP-UX release 10.20     PHCO_21992,
                HP-UX release 10.24     PHCO_22185,
- ---->>>>        HP-UX release 10.26     PHCO_22591,
                HP-UX release 10.10     PHCO_21991,
- ---->>>>        HP-UX release 10.16     PHCO_22634,
                HP-UX release 10.01     PHCO_21990.

AVAILABILITY: The patches are available now.

CHANGE SUMMARY: Patches for HP-UX CMW (10.X6) added.
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   A. Background
      Hewlett-Packard Company has been informed of a defect in the
      /sbin/auto_parms script.  There is potential for a Denial of
      Service (DoS) at boot time.

   B. Recommended solution
      Apply the appropriate patches noted below.
            s700_800 HP-UX release 11.00     PHCO_21993,
            s700_800 HP-UX release 11.04     PHCO_22186,
            s700_800 HP-UX release 10.20     PHCO_21992,
            s700_800 HP-UX release 10.24     PHCO_22185,
- ---->>>>    s700_800 HP-UX release 10.26     PHCO_22591,
            s700_800 HP-UX release 10.10     PHCO_21991,
- ---->>>>    s700_800 HP-UX release 10.16     PHCO_22634,
            s700_800 HP-UX release 10.01     PHCO_21990.

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