Date: 29 August 2005
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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2005.0667 -- HP Security Bulletin HPSBUX01218
SSRT4702 rev.0 - HP-UX running Veritas 3.3/3.5 unauthorized data access
29 August 2005
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Veritas 3.3/3.5
Operating System: HP-UX
Impact: Access Privileged Data
Access: Existing Account
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HP SECURITY BULLETIN
HPSBUX01218 REVISION: 0
SSRT4702 rev.0 - HP-UX running Veritas 3.3/3.5 unauthorized
The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon
as soon as possible.
24 August 2005
POTENTIAL SECURITY IMPACT:
Local unauthorized access to data by an authorized user.
HP Software Security Response Team
A potential vulnerability has been identified in HP-UX running the
Veritas File System (VxFS) that may allow a local authorized user
access to unauthorized data.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.00 running VxFS 3.3
HP-UX B.11.11 running VxFS 3.3
HP-UX B.11.11 running VxFS 3.5
HP-UX B.11.23 running VxFS 3.5
Note: If an upgrade from HP-UX 11.11 VxFS 3.3 to VxFS 3.5 is
planned please be aware of the following:
Upgrading HP-UX B.11.11 from VxFS 3.3 to VxFS 3.5 will leave
VxFS 3.3 on the system but inactive. Since VxFS 3.3 could be
reactivated it is important to patch VxFS 3.3 before upgrading
to VxFs 3.5. Otherwise reactivating VxFS 3.3 would reintroduce
the potential vulnerability.
Note: 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 the
recommended patch or update is installed.
action: install PHKL_33285 or subsequent
action: install PHKL_29896 or subsequent
action: install PHKL_32669 or subsequent
action: install PHKL_31500 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
HP is providing the following patches that can be retrieved from
PHKL_33285 or subsequent B.11.00 for VxFS 3.3
PHKL_32669 or subsequent B.11.11 for VxFS 3.3
PHKL_29896 or subsequent B.11.11 for VxFS 3.5
PHKL_31500 or subsequent B.11.23 for VxFS 3.5
MANUAL ACTIONS: No
BULLETIN REVISION HISTORY:
Revision 0 - 22 August 2005
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