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ESB-2005.0667 -- HP Security Bulletin HPSBUX01218 -- SSRT4702 rev.0 - HP-UX running Veritas 3.3/3.5 unauthorized data access

Date: 29 August 2005
References: ESB-2003.0448  

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             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
Publisher:         Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:  HP-UX
Impact:            Access Privileged Data
Access:            Existing Account

Ref:               ESB-2003.0448

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SSRT4702 rev.0 - HP-UX running Veritas 3.3/3.5 unauthorized
                 data access

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

24 August 2005

 Local unauthorized access to data by an authorized user.

Hewlett-Packard Company
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.

  HP-UX B.11.00
  VxFS 3.3
  action: install PHKL_33285 or subsequent

  HP-UX B.11.11
  action: install PHKL_29896 or subsequent

  HP-UX B.11.11
  action: install PHKL_32669 or subsequent

  HP-UX B.11.23
  VxFS 3.5
  action: install PHKL_31500 or subsequent



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


 Revision 0 - 22 August 2005

     Initial release

HP-UX SPECIFIC SECURITY BULLETINS*:  Security Patch Check revision
B.02.00 analyzes all HP-issued Security Bulletins to provide a
subset of recommended actions that potentially affect a specific
HP-UX system.

For more information:

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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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