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ESB-2005.0211 -- HP Security Bulletin HPSBTU01109 -- SSRT4891 rev.0 HP Tru64 UNIX message queue local denial of service (DoS)

Date: 10 March 2005

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             ESB-2005.0211 -- HP Security Bulletin HPSBTU01109
 SSRT4891 rev.0 HP Tru64 UNIX message queue local denial of service (DoS)
                               10 March 2005


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           kernel (message queue)
Publisher:         Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:  Tru64 Unix V5.1B-2/PK4
                   Tru64 Unix V5.1B-1/PK3
                   Tru64 Unix V5.1A PK6
                   Tru64 Unix V4.0G PK4
                   Tru64 Unix V4.0F PK8
Impact:            Denial of Service
Access:            Existing Account

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SSRT4891 rev.0 - HP Tru64 UNIX message queue,
                 local Denial of Service (DoS)

There are no restrictions for distribution of this Security
Bulletin provided that it remains complete and intact.

The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon
as soon as possible.

08 March 2005

Local  Denial of Service (DoS)

Hewlett-Packard Company
HP Software Security Response Team

There is a potential security vulnerability on HP Tru64 UNIX
systems message queue where a local unpriviledged user may cause
a local Denial of Service (DoS). The vulnerability may impact
processes such as nfsstat, pfstat, arp, ogated, rarpd, route,
sendmail, srconfig, strsetup, trpt, netstat, and xntpd.


SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*:  ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP Tru64 Unix V5.1B-2/PK4
HP Tru64 Unix V5.1B-1/PK3
HP Tru64 Unix V5.1A PK6
HP Tru64 Unix V4.0G PK4
HP Tru64 Unix V4.0F PK8


Until the message queue corrections are available in a mainstream
version of Tru64 Unix, HP is releasing the following Early
Release Patch (ERP) kits publicly for use by any customer.

The Tru64 Unix ERP kits use dupatch to install and will not
install over any installed Customer Specific Patches (CSPs) that
have file intersections with the ERPs.  Contact your service
provider for assistance if the ERP installation is blocked by any
of your installed CSPs.

The fixes contained in the ERP kits are scheduled to be available
in the following mainstream version:

    Tru64 Unix 5.1B-3/PK5

ERPs are available for the following versions, which provide a
patched version of "std_kern.mod":

HP Tru64 UNIX 5.1B-2/PK4
ERP Kit Name: T64KIT0024968-V51BB25-ES-20050222
Kit Location:

HP Tru64 UNIX 5.1B-1/PK3
ERP Kit Name: T64KIT0025068-V51BB24-ES-20050303
Kit Location:

HP Tru64 UNIX 5.1A
PREREQUISITE: HP Tru64 UNIX with 5.1A with PK6 installed
ERP Kit Name: T64KIT0025017-V51AB24-ES-20050225
Kit Location:

HP Tru64 UNIX 4.0G
PREREQUISITE: HP Tru64 UNIX with 4.0G with PK4 installed
ERP Kit Name: T64KIT0024970-V40GB22-ES-20050222
Kit Location:

HP Tru64 UNIX 4.0F
PREREQUISITE: HP Tru64 UNIX with 4.0F with PK8 (BL22) installed
ERP Kit Name: DUXKIT0024969-V40FB22-ES-20050222
Kit Location:

General ITRC Patch Page:

Revision 0 - 7 March 2005
     Initial release

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* The Software Product Category that this Security Bulletin
  relates to is represented by the 5th and 6th characters of the
  Bulletin number:
    GN = HP General SW,
    MA = HP Management Agents,
    MI = Misc. 3rd party SW,
    MP = HP MPE/iX,
    NS = HP NonStop Servers,
    OV = HP OpenVMS,
    PI = HP Printing & Imaging,
    ST = HP Storage SW,
    TL = HP Trusted Linux,
    TU = HP Tru64 UNIX,
    UX = HP-UX,
    VV = HP Virtual Vault

System management and security procedures must be reviewed
frequently to maintain system integrity. HP is continually
reviewing and enhancing the security features of software products
to provide customers with current secure solutions.

"HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to
bring to the attention of users of the affected HP products the
important security information contained in this Bulletin. HP
recommends that all users determine the applicability of this
information to their individual situations and take appropriate
action. HP does not warrant that this information is necessarily
accurate or complete for all user situations and, consequently, HP
will not be responsible for any damages resulting from user's use
or disregard of the information provided in this Bulletin. To the
extent permitted by law, HP disclaims all warranties, either
express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability
and fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement."

(c)Copyright 2005 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be liable for technical or
editorial errors or omissions contained herein. The information
provided is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. To the
extent permitted by law, neither HP nor its affiliates,
subcontractors or suppliers will be liable for incidental, special
or consequential damages including downtime cost; lost profits;
damages relating to the procurement of substitute products or
services; or damages for loss of data, or software restoration.
The information in this document is subject to change without
notice. Hewlett-Packard Company and the names of Hewlett-Packard
products referenced herein are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard
Company in the United States and other countries. Other product
and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their
respective owners.

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