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            ESB-2002.256 -- Compaq Security Bulletin (SSRT2179)
           Potential Vulnerability in Compaq ProLiant BL e-Class 
           Integrated Administrator Version 1.0 and Version 1.10
                                4 June 2002


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:                ProLiant BL e-Class enclosure (Integrated Administrator)
Vendor:                 Compaq
Impact:                 Administrator Compromise
Access Required:        Existing Account

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SECURITY BULLETIN (SSRT2179) Potential Vulnerability in Compaq
                  ProLiant BL e-Class Integrated Administrator
                  Version 1.0 and Version 1.10


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Posted at http://ftp.support.compaq.com/patches/.new/security.shtml

RELEASE DATE:    May 2002
LAST UPDATED: 21 May 2002


SOURCE:  Compaq Computer Corporation
Compaq Services
Software Security Response Team

REFERENCE:  (SSRT2179) - Rev 0 - 17 May, 2002


A potential vulnerability exists where an authenticated user may gain
unrestricted access to the embedded operating system of the Compaq
ProLiant BL e-Class enclosure (Integrated Administrator) when this
user has Telnet, Secure Shell, or console access to the system,
and is limited to the enclosure itself.

The potential vulnerability does not extend to users who only have
web access and does not extend to the server blades.


Integrated Administrator firmware v1.0 and v1.10


Upgrade to version 1.11 or higher of the Integrated Administrator
firmware (available May 2002), located at:

After installing this update, Compaq strongly recommends performing
the following cleanup procedure if there is any suspicion the
enclosure may have been compromised by a malicious authenticated

Change all Integrated Administrator user passwords (including the
Administrator account) Execute the command "CLEAR SSHKEY"

If you were using the SSHKEY feature, then re-install your SSH
authorized key file using the "DOWNLOAD SSHKEY  <url>" command.

SUPPORT: For further information, contact Compaq Global Services.


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To report a potential security vulnerability with any Compaq
supported product, send email mailto:security-ssrt@compaq.com
or mailto:sec-alert@compaq.com

Compaq appreciates your cooperation and patience. As always,
Compaq urges you to periodically review your system management
and security procedures. Compaq will continue to review and
enhance the security features of its products and work with
our customers to maintain and improve the security and integrity
of their systems.

"Compaq is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to
bring to the attention of users of the affected Compaq products the
important security information contained in this Bulletin.
Compaq recommends that all users determine the applicability of
this information to their individual situations and take appropriate
action.  Compaq does not warrant that this information is necessarily
accurate or complete for all user situations and, consequently,
Compaq will not be responsible for any damages resulting from
user's use or disregard of the information provided in this

Copyright 2002 Compaq Information Technologies Group, L.P.
Compaq shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors
or omissions contained herein. The information in this document
is subject to change without notice. Compaq and the names of
Compaq products referenced herein are, either, trademarks
and/or service marks or registered trademarks and/or service
marks of Compaq Information Technologies Group, L.P. Other product
and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or service
marks of their respective owners.

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