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       ESB-2001.109 -- HP Support Information Digests HPSBMP0103-011
                    Sec. Vulnerability in MPE/ix's AIF
                               13 March 2001


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:                AIF - AIFCHANGELOGON
Vendor:                 Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:       MPE/iX 6.5
                        MPE/iX 6.0
                        MPE/iX 5.5
Impact:                 Inappropriate Access
                        Increased Privileges

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Document ID:  HPSBMP0103-011
Date Loaded:  20010311
      Title:  Sec. Vulnerability in MPE/ix's AIF

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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 with architected interface facility.

PLATFORM: HP3000 running MPE/iX release 5.5 and newer.

DAMAGE:   Users can obtain unauthorized access to databases and can
          gain additional privileges, compromising system availability.

SOLUTION: Apply the applicable patch:

         For MPE/iX 6.5 release, install MPELXJ3C,
             MPE/iX 6.0 release, install MPELXJ3B,
             MPE/iX 5.5 release, install MPELXJ3A.

AVAILABILITY: The patches are available now.
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   A. Background
      Hewlett-Packard Company has learned of a procedure by which
      a user can get unauthorized access to user accounts and
      databases using architected interface facility (AIF - AIFCHANGELOGON)
      either directly or indirectly.

   B. Recommended solution
      Apply the appropriate patches to correct the problem:

      For MPE/iX 6.5 release, install MPELXJ3C,
          MPE/iX 6.0 release, install MPELXJ3B,
          MPE/iX 5.5 release, install MPELXJ3A.

      NOTE: Hewlett-Packard Company will not produce any patches for
            releases MPE/iX 4.5 and MPE/iX 5.0.

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