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HP-UX Aries PA-RISC Emulator Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1018925|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1018925
(Links to External Site)
Updated: Feb 17 2008|
Original Entry Date: Nov 8 2007
User access via local system|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Version(s): B.11.23 (IA), and B.11.31|
A vulnerability was reported in HP-UX, affecting IA-64 platforms. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.|
A local user can exploit an unspecified flaw in the Aries PA emulator to gain elevated privileges on the target system.
A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.|
The vendor has issued patches, available at:|
HP-UX B.11.23 (IA)
PHSS_35528 or subsequent
PHSS_36311 or subsequent
The HP advisory is available at:
Vendor URL: h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01241483 (Links to External Site)
Source Message Contents
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2007 11:51:17 -0800|
Subject: [security bulletin] HPSBUX02285 SSRT071484 rev.1 - HP-UX Running Aries PA Emulator, Local Unauthorized Access
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01241483
HPSBUX02285 SSRT071484 rev.1 - HP-UX Running Aries PA Emulator, Local Unauthorized Access
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.
Release Date: 2007-10-31
Last Updated: 2007-10-31
Potential Security Impact: Local unauthorized access
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in the Aries PA-RISC emulation software running on HP-UX IA-64 platforms only.
This vulnerability may allow local unauthorized access.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.23 (IA), and B.11.31 running all versions of Aries PA-RISC emulation software.
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 applicable patch is installed.
action: install PHSS_35528 or subsequent
action: install PHSS_36311 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
HP is providing the following patches to resolve the vulnerability.
The updates are available from: http://itrc.hp.com
HP-UX B.11.23 (IA)
PHSS_35528 or subsequent
PHSS_36311 or subsequent
MANUAL ACTIONS: No
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
HP-UX Software Assistant:
HP-UX Software Assistant is an enhanced application that replaces HP-UX Security Patch Check. It analyzes all HP-issued Security Bulletins
and lists recommended actions that may apply to a specific HP-UX system. It can also download patches and create a depot automatically.
For more information see: https://www.hp.com/go/swa
Version: 1 (rev.1) 31 October 2007 Initial release
Third Party Security Patches:
Third party security patches which are to be installed on systems running HP software products should be applied in accordance with
the customer's patch management policy. Support: For further information, contact normal HP Services support channel.
Support: For further information, contact normal HP Services support channel.
Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported product, send Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 in the title:
GN = HP General SW
MA = HP Management Agents
MI = Misc. 3rd Party SW
MP = HP MPE/iX
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OV = HP OpenVMS
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ST = HP Storage SW
TL = HP Trusted Linux
TU = HP Tru64 UNIX
UX = HP-UX
VV = HP VirtualVault
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
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