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             Security Vulnerability in OnLineJFS 3.1 (rev. 1)
                             20 December 2002


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:                OnLineJFS 3.1
Vendor:                 Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:       HP-UX 10.20
                        HP-UX 11.00
                        HP-UX 11.04
Platform:               HP9000 Series 700/800
Impact:                 Reduced Security
Access Required:        Existing Account

Ref:                    ESB-2002.578

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Document ID:  HPSBUX0210-223
Date Loaded:  20021009
      Title:  Security Vulnerability with OnlineJFS 3.1 (rev. 1)

 **REVISED 01** 
 Originally issued: 14 Oct 2002
 Last revised: 16 Dec 2002 
 SSRT2358 Security Vulnerability in OnLineJFS 3.1 (rev. 1)

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The information in the following Security Bulletin should be
acted upon as soon as possible.  Hewlett-Packard Company will
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from customer's failure to fully implement instructions in this
Security Bulletin as soon as possible.

PROBLEM: OnLineJFS sticky bit does not function properly.

IMPACT:  Standard UNIX filesystem security measures not observed.

**REVISED 01**
PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 700/800 running HP-UX 10.20, 11.00, and
  ---->>> 11.04 releases.

**REVISED 01**
SOLUTION: Apply appropriate patches:
             PHKL_24201 for 11.00,
  ---->>>    PHKL_27932 for 11.04 (VVOS),
             PHKL_27832 for 10.20 series 700,
             PHKL_27833 for 10.20 series 800.


AVAILABILITY: Patches are available now on itrc.hp.com.
CHANGE SUMMARY: Rev.01 Added HP-UX 11.04 patch
 A. Background
    Hewlett-Packard has discovered that standard UNIX filesystem
    security measures are not being observed on HP-UX releases 10.20,
    11.00, and 11.04 when the OnLineJFS (product B3929BA) is being
    used.  The fileset is JournalFS.VXFS-BASE-KRN.

**REVISED 01**
 B. Recommended solution
    Retrieve and apply the appropriate patches:
             PHKL_24201 for HP-UX 11.00,
  ---->>>>   PHKL_27932 for HP-UX 11.04 (VVOS),
             PHKL_27832 for HP-UX 10.20 series 700,
             PHKL_27833 for HP-UX 10.20 series 800.

    Note: - A reboot will be required.
          - HP-UX 10.24 (VVOS) is not affected.
          - Though the 11.00 patch has been superseded, this listed
            patch is first available solution to the security problem
            any newer superseded patches address this issue as well.

    To determine if you are running OnLineJFS, run:
    /usr/sbin/swlist -l fileset JournalFS.VXFS-BASE-KRN

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(c) Copyright 2002 Hewlett-Packard Company
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