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ESB-2004.0142 -- HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY BULLETIN: HPSBUX0309-281 -- SSRT3631 Rev.8 sendmail

Date: 23 February 2004
References: ESB-2003.0862  

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 ESB-2004.0142 -- HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY BULLETIN: HPSBUX0309-281
                          SSRT3631 Rev.8 sendmail
                             23 February 2004

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:                sendmail
Publisher:              Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:       HP-UX 11.23
                        HP-UX 11.22
                        HP-UX 11.11
                        HP-UX 11.04
                        HP-UX 11.00
Platform:               HP9000 Series 700/800
Impact:                 Root Compromise
Access Required:        Remote
CVE Names:              CAN-2003-0694 CAN-2003-0681

Ref:                    AL-2003.17
                        ESB-2003.0862

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**REVISED 08**
 Source: HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY
 SECURITY BULLETIN: HPSBUX0309-281
 Originally issued: 21 September 2003
 Last revised: 19 January 2004
 SSRT3631 Rev.8 sendmail
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NOTICE: There are no restrictions for distribution of this
Bulletin provided that it remains complete and intact.

The information in the following Security Bulletin should be
acted upon as soon as possible.  Hewlett-Packard Company will
not be liable for any consequences to any customer resulting
from customer's failure to fully implement instructions in this
Security Bulletin as soon as possible.

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PROBLEM: Potential security vulnerability in sendmail

IMPACT: Potential unauthorized Privileged Access.

PLATFORM: HP-UX releases B.11.00, B.11.04 (VVOS), B.11.11,
          B.11.22, B.11.23

SOLUTION:
          B.11.00 - Sendmail 8.9.3 - PHNE_29773
          B.11.00 - Sendmail 8.11.1 - B.11.00.01.005
 -->      B.11.04 - Sendmail 8.9.3 - PHNE_30224
          B.11.11 - Sendmail 8.9.3 - PHNE_29774
          B.11.11 - Sendmail 8.11.1 - B.11.11.01.006
          B.11.22 - Sendmail 8.11.1 - PHNE_29912
          B.11.23 - Sendmail 8.11.1 - PHNE_29913

MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - NonUpdate
                All revisions - modify /etc/mail/sendmail.cf
                          as described below and in
                          HPSBUX0304-253.
                B.11.00 - Sendmail 8.11.1 - Update to
                          B.11.00.01.005
                B.11.11 - Sendmail 8.11.1 - Update to
                          B.11.11.01.006

AVAILABILITY: The patches and web upgrades are available
              from itrc.hp.com.

CHANGE SUMMARY: Rev.01 - Added CAN-2003-0681.
                Rev.02 - sendmail.811.11.22.r5 replaces
                         sendmail.811.11.22.r4.
                Rev.03 - HPSecurityBul281.depot available.
                Rev.04 - HPSecurityBul281a.depot available.
                Rev.05 - HPSecurityBul281b.depot adds B.11.23
                         and corrects B.11.22.
                Rev.06 - Added PHNE_29773 and PHNE_29774.
                         Added Sendmail 8.11.1 B.11.00.01.005.
                         Added Sendmail 8.11.1 B.11.11.01.006.
                Rev.07 - Added PHNE_29912 and PHNE_29913.
                Rev.08 - Added PHNE_30224.
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 A. Background
    A potential security vulnerability with sendmail has been
    reported in HP-UX.  This potential vulnerability may result
    in unauthorized Privileged Access.

    This is the vulnerability reported in CERT/CC CA-2003-25:

     <http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2003-25.html>


    New versions are available which also address the
    the issue reported here:

    <http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0681>

**REVISED 08**
     AFFECTED VERSIONS

     The following is a list by HP-UX revision of
     affected filesets and the fileset revision or
     patch containing the fix.  To determine if a
     system has an affected version, search the
     output of "swlist -a revision -l fileset"
     for an affected fileset, then determine if
     a fixed revision or the applicable patch is
     installed.

     HP-UX B.11.23
     =============
     InternetSrvcs.INETSVCS2-RUN
     InternetSrvcs.INETSVCS-RUN
     fix: install PHNE_29913 or subsequent
          modify /etc/mail/sendmail.cf


     HP-UX B.11.22
     =============
     InternetSrvcs.INETSVCS2-RUN
     InternetSrvcs.INETSVCS-RUN
     fix: install PHNE_29912 or subsequent
          modify /etc/mail/sendmail.cf

     HP-UX B.11.11
     =============
     SMAIL-811.INETSVCS-SMAIL
     fix: install revision B.11.11.01.006 or subsequent
          modify /etc/mail/sendmail.cf

     InternetSrvcs.INETSVCS-RUN
     fix: install PHNE_29774 or subsequent
          modify /etc/mail/sendmail.cf

     HP-UX B.11.04
     =============
     InternetSrvcs.INETSVCS-RUN
 --> fix: install PHNE_30224 or subsequent
          modify /etc/mail/sendmail.cf

     HP-UX B.11.00
     =============
     SMAIL-811.INETSVCS-SMAIL
     fix: install revision B.11.00.01.005 or subsequent
          modify /etc/mail/sendmail.cf

     InternetSrvcs.INETSVCS-RUN
     fix: install PHNE_29773 or subsequent
          modify /etc/mail/sendmail.cf

     END AFFECTED VERSIONS

 B. Recommended solution
**REVISED 07**

     If the following changes to /etc/mail/sendmail.cf were
     not done when HPSBUX0304-253 was implemented they should
     be done now:

      Modify /etc/mail/sendmail.cf as follows:

       Add "restrictqrun" to the PrivacyOptions.
       After the change the line should read:

         O PrivacyOptions=authwarnings,restrictqrun

     Patches and web upgrades are now available for
 --> B.11.00, B.11.04, B.11.11, B.11.22, and B.11.23.
     HPSecurityBul281b should be removed before installing
     the patch or web upgrade if it had been installed::

        swremove HPSecurityBul281b.INETSVCS-RUN

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    Note: If you receive either of the following messages after
    applying the updates, please follow the recommended action.

     warning: /etc/mail/aliases has world read or
                        write permission. This is unsafe.

     warning: /etc/mail/aliases.db has world read or
                        write permission. This is unsafe.


     Recommended action

      Execute the following commands.

        chmod 640 /etc/mail/aliases
        chmod 640 /etc/mail/aliases.db
        sendmail -bi


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    mail, do the following:

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       http://itrc.hp.com

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    For information on the Security Patch Check tool, see:
    http://www.software.hp.com/cgi-bin/swdepot_parser.cgi/cgi/
    displayProductInfo.pl?productNumber=B6834AA

    The security patch matrix is also available via anonymous
    ftp:

    ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/export/patches/hp-ux_patch_matrix/

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(c)Copyright 2003 Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be liable for technical or
editorial errors or omissions contained herein. The information
in this document is subject to change without notice.
Hewlett-Packard Company and the names of HP products referenced
herein are trademarks and/or service marks of Hewlett-Packard
Company.  Other product and company names mentioned herein may be
trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.

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