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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   HP-UX Vendors:   HP (Compaq)
HP-UX NFS/ONCplus Inadvertently Enables NFS
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023758
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023758
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-0451   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 26 2010
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 11.31 (running NFS/ONCplus version B.11.31_08 or prior)
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in HP-UX. A remote user can access NFS shares on the target system.

When NFS/ONCplus is running on HP-UX, NFS may be inadvertently enabled. Installing the software will set the value 'NFS_SERVER=1' in the '/etc/rc.config.d/nfsconf' configuration file.

Impact:   A remote user can access NFS shares on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (ONCplus_B.11.31.09.depot or subsequent), available at:

http://software.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=ONCplus

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c02026642

Vendor URL:  h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c02026642 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 25 Mar 2010 15:01:42 -0600 (MDT)
Subject:  [security bulletin] HPSBUX02509 SSRT100032 rev.1 - HP-UX Running NFS/ONCplus, NFS Inadvertently Enabled

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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: c02026642
Version: 1

HPSBUX02509 SSRT100032 rev.1 - HP-UX Running NFS/ONCplus, NFS Inadvertently Enabled

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

Release Date: 2010-03-25
Last Updated: 2010-03-25

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Potential Security Impact: NFS inadvertently enabled

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with NFS/ONCplus running on HP-UX. The vulnerability could result in the inadvertent enabling of NFS.

References: CVE-2010-0451

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.31 running NFS / ONCplus version B.11.31_08 or previous

BACKGROUND

CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
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  Reference              Base Vector             Base Score
CVE-2010-0451    (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)       4.0
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             Information on CVSS is documented
            in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002

RESOLUTION

Installing ONCplus will result in having NFS_SERVER=1 in /etc/rc.config.d/nfsconf regardless of the original setting. This can result in inadvertently enabling NFS.

HP has provided an upgrade to resolve this vulnerability.
This upgrade is available from the following location.

URL http://software.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=ONCplus

HP-UX Release / Depot name

B.11.31 / Install ONCplus_B.11.31.09.depot or subsequent

MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update

Install ONCplus_B.11.31.09.depot to preserve NFS_SERVER value when updating.
Check and correct NFS_SERVER and NFS_CLIENT values.

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 Security Bulletins issued by HP 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

The following text is for use by the HP-UX Software Assistant.

AFFECTED VERSIONS

HP-UX B.11.31 (IA)
==================
NFS.KEY-CORE
NFS.NFS-64ALIB
NFS.NFS-64SLIB
NFS.NFS-CLIENT
NFS.NFS-CORE
NFS.NFS-KRN
NFS.NFS-PRG
NFS.NFS-SERVER
NFS.NFS-SHLIBS
NFS.NFS2-CLIENT
NFS.NFS2-CORE
NFS.NFS2-PRG
NFS.NFS2-SERVER
NFS.NIS-CLIENT
NFS.NIS-CORE
NFS.NIS-SERVER
NFS.NIS2-CLIENT
NFS.NIS2-CORE
NFS.NIS2-SERVER
action: install revision B.11.31.09 or subsequent

END AFFECTED VERSIONS

HISTORY
Version:1 (rev.1) 25 March 2010 Initial release

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that 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.

Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported product, send Email to: security-alert@hp.com
It is strongly recommended that security related information being communicated to HP be encrypted using PGP, especially exploit information.
To get the security-alert PGP key, please send an e-mail message as follows:
  To: security-alert@hp.com
  Subject: get key
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http://h30046.www3.hp.com/driverAlertProfile.php?regioncode=NA&langcode=USENG&jumpid=in_SC-GEN__driverITRC&topiccode=ITRC
On the web page: ITRC security bulletins and patch sign-up
Under Step1: your ITRC security bulletins and patches
    -check ALL categories for which alerts are required and continue.
Under Step2: your ITRC operating systems
    -verify your operating system selections are checked and save.

To update an existing subscription: http://h30046.www3.hp.com/subSignIn.php
Log in on the web page: Subscriber's choice for Business: sign-in.
On the web page: Subscriber's Choice: your profile summary - use Edit Profile to update appropriate sections.

To review previously published Security Bulletins visit: http://www.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/secBullArchive.do

* 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
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 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 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."

Copyright 2009 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 or 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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