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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2007.1029 -- [HP-UX]
Hewlett-Packard HP-UX swagentd Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
20 December 2007
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: HP-UX
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
CVE Names: CVE-2007-6195
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ZDI-07-079: Hewlett-Packard HP-UX swagentd Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
December 17, 2007
- -- CVE ID:
- -- Affected Vendor:
- -- Affected Products:
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- -- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Hewlett-Packard HP-UX operating system.
Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists within the function sw_rpc_agent_init (opcode
0x04) defined in swagentd. Specific malformed arguments can cause
function pointers to be overwritten and thereby result in arbitrary
- -- Vendor Response:
Hewlett-Packard has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found in HP document ID #SB2294r1.
- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2007.07.20 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2007.12.17 - Coordinated public release of advisory
- -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by Tenable Network Security.
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