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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                          ESB-2006.0151 -- [Win]
          SSRT061118 rev.1 - HP System Management Homepage (SMH)
              Running on Windows: Remote Unauthorized Access
                               1 March 2006


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           HP System Management Homepage 2.x
Publisher:         Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:  Windows
Impact:            Inappropriate Access
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated

Original Bulletin: 

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Document ID: c00601530
Version: 1

HPSBMA02099 SSRT061118 rev.1 - HP System Management Homepage (SMH)
Running on Windows: Remote Unauthorized Access

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted
upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2006-02-09
Last Updated: 2006-02-27

Potential Security Impact: Remote unauthorized access

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company,
        HP Software Security Response Team

A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP
System Management Homepage (SMH) versions 2.0.0 through 2.1.4
running on Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could be exploited
remotely to allow unauthorized access to files via directory

References: None

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP System Management Homepage (SMH) versions 2.0.0 through 2.1.4
running on Microsoft Windows 2000, 2003, 2003 for x64, 2003 for
Itanium and also Windows XP



HP is providing the following workaround for this issue until such
time as another resolution is available. At that time this
Security Bulletin will be re-released with the latest information.

This workaround involves manually editing the ".namazurc" file in
the HP SMH installation as described below:

This requires a single line modification to the resource file. The
affected file is located in the "installdir\data\help\web_cgi"
directory and is called ".namazurc".

NOTE:<installdir> is the base directory where HP SMH is installed.
A typical default installation would be "C:\hp\hpsmh" for

First, copy the ".namazurc" file to a backup location. If there
are problems during the editing process, the original file can be

Next, edit the ".namazurc" file. Search for #Lang in the file to
find the following text:

#Lang ja

Depending on the language and version of HP SMH installed, use the
appropriate method below to edit the file:

 * If the HP SMH installation is an English language installation,
   change the line to:

Lang en

 * If the HP SMH installation is a Japanese language installation
   the version of HP SMH is 2.0.0 through 2.1.3,
   change the line to:

Lang ja

 * If the HP SMH installation is a Japanese language installation
   the version of HP SMH is 2.1.4,
   change the line to:

Lang ja_JP.SJIS

NOTE: The "#" at the beginning of the text must be removed.

To complete the change, save the edited ".namazurc" file and
restart HP SMH.


Version: 1 (rev.1) Initial release - 27 February 2006

Support: For further information, contact normal HP Services
support channel.

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* The Software Product Category that this Security Bulletin
relates to is represented by the 5th and 6th characters of the
Bulletin number in the title:

    GN = HP General SW,
    MA = HP Management Agents,
    MI = Misc. 3rd party SW,
    MP = HP MPE/iX,
    NS = HP NonStop Servers,
    OV = HP OpenVMS,
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    TU = HP Tru64 UNIX,
    UX = HP-UX,
    VV = HP Virtual Vault

System management and security procedures must be reviewed
frequently to maintain system integrity. HP is continually
reviewing and enhancing the security features of software products
to provide customers with current secure solutions.

"HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to
bring to the attention of users of the affected HP products the
important security information contained in this Bulletin. HP
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information to their individual situations and take appropriate
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(c)Copyright 2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
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notice. Hewlett-Packard Company and the names of Hewlett-Packard
products referenced herein are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard
Company in the United States and other countries. Other product
and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their
respective owners.

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