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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
SSRT101055 rev.1 - HP OpenVMS LOGIN or ACMELOGIN, Remote or
Local Denial of Service (DoS)
11 December 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: HP OpenVMS
Operating System: OpenVMS
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2012-3277 CVE-2012-3276
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c03599086
HPSBOV02834 SSRT101055 rev.1 - HP OpenVMS LOGIN or ACMELOGIN, Remote or Local
Denial of Service (DoS)
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2012-12-10
Last Updated: 2012-12-10
Potential Security Impact: Remote or local Denial of Service (DoS)
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerabilities have been identified with OpenVMS LOGIN
or ACMELOGIN (when running ACME_SERVER process). The vulnerabilities could be
remotely or locally exploited to cause a Denial of Service (DoS).
References: CVE-2012-3276 (LOCAL), CVE-2012-32767 (REMOTE)
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP OpenVMS Itanium V8.3, V8.3-1H1, V8.4.
HP OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-2, V8.2, V8.3, V8.4.
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2012-3276 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) 2.1
CVE-2012-3277 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) 5.0
Information on CVSS is documented
in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
HP has made the following patch kits available to resolve these
The patch kits and installation instructions are available from HP Support
Center (HPSC) :
To download a patch kit from HPSC :
Go to http://hp.com/go/hpsc .
Login using your HP Passport account.
Use the Search: HP Support Center at the top to search for the Patch Kit Name
from the table below.
HP OpenVMS Versions
Patch Kit Name
Note: If the ACME_SERVER is running, after installing this patch restart the
ACME_SERVER process by the command:
$ SET SERVER ACME_SERVER /RESTART
Version:1 (rev.1) - 10 December 2012 Initial release
Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be
installed on systems running HP software products should be applied in
accordance with the customer's patch management policy.
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Software Product Category: The Software Product Category is represented in
the title by the two characters following HPSB.
3C = 3COM
3P = 3rd Party Software
GN = HP General Software
HF = HP Hardware and Firmware
MP = MPE/iX
MU = Multi-Platform Software
NS = NonStop Servers
OV = OpenVMS
PI = Printing and Imaging
PV = ProCurve
ST = Storage Software
TU = Tru64 UNIX
UX = HP-UX
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