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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.1088 -- [HP-UX]
A Local Denial of Service Vulnerability has been corrected in HP-UX
4 December 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: HP-UX
Impact: Denial of Service
Access: Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2008-4416
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01615952
HPSBUX02389 SSRT080141 rev.1 - HP-UX, Local Denial of Service (DoS)
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2008-12-02
Last Updated: 2008-12-02
Potential Security Impact: Local Denial of Service (DoS)
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HP-UX. The
vulnerability could be exploited locally to create a denial of service
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2008-4416 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C) 4.6
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.
HP has made the following patch available to resolve this issue.
The patch is available from http://itrc.hp.com
OS Release - HP-UX B.11.31
Patch ID - PHKL_38987 or subsequent
MANUAL ACTIONS: No
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
HP-UX Software Assistant: HP-UX Software Assistant is an enhanced
application that replaces HP-UX Security Patch Check. It analyzes all
Security Bulletins issued by HP and lists recommended actions that may
apply to a specific HP-UX system. It can also download patches and
create a depot automatically. For more information see:
The following text is for use by the HP-UX Software Assistant.
action: install patch PHKL_38987 or subsequent
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Version:1 (rev.1) - 2 December 2008 Initial release
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