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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Rpcbind Vendors:   HPE
HP-UX Rpcbind Can Be Crashed By Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1002477
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 20 2001
Original Entry Date:  Oct 3 2001
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): HP9000 Series 700/800 running HP-UX releases 11.00 and 11.11.
Description:   HP reported a denial of service security vulnerability in the HP-UX version of rpcbind. A remote user can cause the server to crash.

HP reports that certain unspecified RPC portmap requests can cause rpcbind to core dump on HP-UX 11.X. No further information was provided.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the rpcbind services to crash.
Solution:   Install the appropriate patch, available at the Vendor URL:

11.00 PHNE_24034,
11.04 PHNE_25077,
11.11 PHNE_24035.

The vendor notes that there are patch dependencies.

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  UNIX (HP/UX)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  security bulletins digest

Document ID:  HPSBUX0110-169
Date Loaded:  20011001
      Title:  Sec. Vulnerability in rpcbind

    Originally issued: 01 October '01

The information in the following Security Bulletin should be acted
upon as soon as possible.  Hewlett-Packard Company will not be
liable for any consequences to any customer resulting from customer's
failure to fully implement instructions in this Security Bulletin as
soon as possible.

PROBLEM:  Certain RPC Portmap Requests can cause rpcbind to core
          dump on HP-UX 11.X.

PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 700/800 running HP-UX releases 11.00 and

DAMAGE:   Possible Denial of Service.

SOLUTION: Install the appropriate patch for HP-UX releases as
          described below:

             11.00            PHNE_24034,
             11.11            PHNE_24035.


AVAILABILITY:   All patches are available now.

A. Background
   Certain RPC Portmap Requests can cause rpcbind to core dump
   on HP-UX 11.X.

B. Recommended solution
   The problem can be fully rectified by application of one of
   these patches to the appropriate HP-UX release:

             11.00            PHNE_24034,
             11.11            PHNE_24035.

   NOTE:  There are patch dependencies.

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-----End of Document ID:  HPSBUX0110-169--------------------------------------


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