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04 June 2003

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                 Potential Security Vulnerabilities in CDE
                               04 June 2003


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:                CDE Libraries
Publisher:              Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:       HP-UX 11.22
                        HP-UX 11.11
                        HP-UX 11.04
                        HP-UX 11.00
                        HP-UX 10.20
Platform:               HP9000 Series 700/800
Impact:                 Increased Privileges
                        Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access Required:        Remote
CVE Names:              CAN-2001-0551

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 Originally issued: 02 June 2003
 SSRT2373 SSRT2374 SSRT3484 SSRT2405 SSRT2415 Potential Security
  Vulnerabilities in CDE

NOTICE: There are no restrictions for distribution of this
Bulletin provided that it remains complete and intact.

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.

PROBLEM: Potential security vulnerabilities in CDE libraries and

IMPACT: Potential unauthorized privileged access. These potential
        vulnerabilities may be in the form of local and remote
        security domain risks.

PLATFORM: HP 9000 Series 700/800 Servers running HP-UX 10.20,
          11.00, 11.04, 11.11, and 11.22 running CDE.

SOLUTION:  11.00, 11.04, 11.11, 11.22 -
           Install the appropriate patches.
              PHSS_28675  11.00
              PHSS_28678  11.00
              PHSS_29214  11.04
              PHSS_28676  11.11
              PHSS_28677  11.11
              PHSS_28679  11.11
              PHSS_28682  11.22
              PHSS_28683  11.22

           10.20 - Download and install the depot.

                10.20 - Download and install the depot.

AVAILABILITY: This bulletin will be updated when a patches are
              available for 10.20.

 A. Background

    Several potential vulnerabilities have been identified in CDE.

    SSRT2373 libDtHelp,
    SSRT2374 libDtSvc (VU#860296, CAN 2001-0551),
    SSRT2405 dtprintinfo,
    SSRT2415 dtsession (VU#584243, SSRT2282),
    SSRT3484 dtterm.

    Also Affected: Tru64 UNIX
    Cross reference:  SSRT2373, SSRT2374, SSRT2405, SSRT2415

 B. Recommended solution

    11.00, 11.04, 11.11, 11.22
    Install the appropriate patches:

    11.00 - PHSS_28675
    11.00 - PHSS_28678

    11.04 - PHSS_29214

    11.11 - PHSS_28676
    11.11 - PHSS_28677
    11.11 - PHSS_28679

    11.22 - PHSS_28682
    11.22 - PHSS_28683


    Download 1020_CDE_DEPOT.depot.gz and 1020_CDE_DEPOT_README
    from the following ftp site:

    Note: This depot should be removed using swremove before
          installing a new CDE patch when one becomes available.

        System:    hprc.external.hp.com  (
        Login:     cde
        Password:  cde

        FTP Access: ftp://cde:cde@hprc.external.hp.com/
                or: ftp://cde:cde@
                or: ftp hprc.external.hp.com

        Note: There is an ftp defect in IE5 that may result in
               a browser hang.  To work around this:
        - Select Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced
        - Un-check the option:
                  [ ] Enable folder view for FTP sites

     Unpack 1020_CDE_DEPOT.depot.gz

     Verify the cksum or md5 sum.

     1347722878 1863680 1020_CDE_DEPOT.depot
     502791565 2852 1020_CDE_DEPOT_README

     MD5 (1020_CDE_DEPOT.depot) =
     MD5 (1020_CDE_DEPOT_README) =

     Note: If you wish to verify the md5 sum and you do not
           have a copy of md5, please refer to:
               Patch sums and the MD5 program
     Note: Using your itrc account security bulletins can be
          found here:

     Install the depot with swinstall.  More details are in the
     Special Installation Instructions section of the

     Note: This depot should be removed using swremove before
           installing a new CDE patch when one becomes available.

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