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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2006.0550 -- [HP-UX]
HP-UX Running Xserver Local Execution of Arbitrary Code,
4 August 2006
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: HP-UX 11.23
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access: Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2005-2495
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c00732238
HPSBUX02137 SSRT051024 rev.1 - HP-UX Running Xserver
Local Execution of Arbitrary Code, Privilege Elevation
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon
as soon as possible.
Release Date: 2006-08-01
Last Updated: 2006-08-01
Potential Security Impact: Local execution of arbitrary code, privilege elevation
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in the Xserver running on HP-UX.
The vulnerability could be exploited by a local user to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the Xserver.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.00, B.11.11, B.11.23 running the Xserver.
To determine if an HP-UX system has an affected version,
search the output of "swlist -a revision -l fileset" for one of
the filesets listed below. For affected systems verify that the
recommended action has been taken.
action: install PHSS_32960 or subsequent
action: install PHSS_32966 or subsequent
action: install PHSS_32965 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
HP has made the following patches available to resolve the issue.
The patches are available from http://itrc.hp.com
HP-UX B.11.23 PHSS_32960 or subsequent
HP-UX B.11.11 PHSS_32966 or subsequent
HP-UX B.11.00 PHSS_32965 or subsequent
MANUAL ACTIONS: No
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
HP-UX Security Patch Check: Security Patch Check revision B.02.00 analyzes all
HP-issued Security Bulletins to provide a subset of recommended actions that
potentially affect a specific HP-UX system. For more information:
Version:1 (rev.1) - 01 Aug 2006 Initial release
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