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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   SNMP Daemon Vendors:   HPE
(HP Issues Fix for Virtual Vault OS) Many Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Implementations Allow Remote Users to Deny Service or Obtain Access to the System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1003712
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1003712
CVE Reference:   CVE-2002-0012, CVE-2002-0013   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 1 2002
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   CERT reported that the University of Oulu (Finland) has discovered vulnerabilities in many vendor implementations of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) version 1.

The Oulu University Secure Programming Group (OUSPG, http://www.ee.oulu.fi/research/ouspg/) reports that there are numerous vulnerabilities in SNMPv1 implementations from many different vendors. A remote user can reportedly cause denial of service attacks or gain elevated privileges on the system. The extent of the vulnerabilities depends on the specific vendor implementation.

HP/UX Virtual Vault Operating System (VVOS) is vulnerable.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to cause denial of service conditions or may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the system.
Solution:   The vendor has released a fix for HP/UX Virtual Vault Operating System (VVOS):

PHSS_26367, s700_800 HP-UX 10.24 VVOS
PHSS_26368, s700_800 HP-UX 11.04 VVOS

The VVOS patches are available at:

http://itrc.hp.com

HP notes that the patches are labeled OV (Open View). However, the patches are also applicable to systems that are _NOT_ running Open View.

If you cannot install an available patch, snmpd and snmpdm can be disabled by removing their entries from /etc/services and removing the execute permissions from /usr/sbin/snmpd and /usr/sbin/snmpdm.

Cause:   Access control error, Boundary error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (HP/UX)
Underlying OS Comments:  10.24 VVOS, 11.04 VVOS

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Feb 12 2002 Many Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Implementations Allow Remote Users to Deny Service or Obtain Access to the System



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Digest Name:  daily HP-UX security bulletins digest
    Created:  Fri Mar  1  3:00:04 PST 2002

Table of Contents:

Document ID      Title
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HPSBUX0202-184   Sec. Vulnerability in SNMP (rev. 5)

The documents are listed below.
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Document ID:  HPSBUX0202-184
Date Loaded:  20020212
      Title:  Sec. Vulnerability in SNMP (rev. 5)

TEXT

			

				

  -----------------------------------------------------------------
 **REVISED 05**  HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY BULLETIN: #0184,
   Originally issued: 12 Feb. 2002
   Last revision:  28 Feb. 2002
 -----------------------------------------------------------------

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:  Vulnerabilities in SNMP request and trap handling.

PLATFORM: HP 9000 Series 700 and Series 800 running HP-UX
          releases 10.X and 11.X
          HP Procurve switches
          JetDirect Firmware
          MC/ServiceGuard, EMS HA Monitors
          Solaris running Openview or NNM
          Windows/NT running Openview or NNM

DAMAGE:   Possible denial-of-service, service interruptions,
          unauthorized access.

**REVISED 05**
SOLUTION: Apply patches or implement workarounds.  See below.
           For HP-UX releases:
        PHSS_26137    s700_800  HP-UX 10.20 OV EMANATE14.2 Agent
 --->>  PHSS_26367    s700_800  HP-UX 10.24 VirtualVault (VVOS)
        PHSS_26138    s700_800  HP-UX 11.X  OV EMANATE14.2 Agent
 --->>  PHSS_26368    s700_800  HP-UX 11.04 VirtualVault (VVOS)
        PSOV_03087    Solaris 2.X      EMANATE Release 14.2
           For systems running OV NNM 6.2:
        PHSS_26286    s700_800  HP-UX  10.20  ovtrapd large trap fix
        PHSS_26287    s700_800  HP-UX  11.X   ovtrapd large trap fix
        PSOV_03100    Solaris 2.X             ovtrapd large trap fix
        NNM_00857     NT 4.X/Windows 2000     ovtrapd large trap f
        PHSS_25990    NNM 5.X s700_800 HP-UX 10.X   
        PSOV_03074    NNM 5.X on Solaris 2.X

MANUAL ACTIONS: Upgrade or workaround action per below.

AVAILABILITY:   Patches for some affected systems are available now.

CHANGE SUMMARY: Rev.01 affected HP Procurve scope expanded, 
                       plus Procurve patch availability added.
                       NNM ovtrapd patch availability added.
                Rev.02 SG and EMS found not vulnerable.
                Rev.03 Jetdirect vulnerability updated
                Rev.04 NNM 5.X and VVOS patches,  vulnerability note
                       for Solaris, and Windows NT.
                Rev.05 VVOS patch ID typo.

 ------------------------------------------------------------------

 A. Background
    CERT has issued an advisory:
    CERT Advisory CA-2002-03 Multiple Vulnerabilities in Many
    Implementations of the Simple Network Management Protocol
    (SNMPv1) containing information about the vulnerabilities.
    
    Hewlett-Packard Company will revise this bulletin as new
    information becomes available.

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    hp Procurve switches
    ---------------------------------------------------------

    We are still in the process of determining which other HP
    Procurve products are subject to these vulnerabilities.
    We have created fixes for products below which will resolve
    these issues.  See Section C below.

    Customers can download these patches in the form of software
    upgrades at:
              http://www.hp.com/rnd/software/switches.htm

                   Product                      Fix revision number
       ----------------------------------       --------------------
       HP Procurve Switch 2524   (J4813A)        F.04.08 or greater
       HP Procurve Switch 2512   (J4812A)        F.04.08 or greater
       HP Procurve Switch 4108GL (J4865A)        G.04.05 or greater
       HP Procurve Switch 4108GL-bundle (J4861A) G.04.05 or greater

    Not all HP Procurve products have completed testing, nor are
    they listed here, and may or may not have these vulnerabilities.
    This bulletin will again be updated as new information becomes
    available.

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    NNM  (Network Node Manager)
    ---------------------------------------------------------

    Some problems found in NNM product were related to trap
    handling.  Patches are available.  See Section C below.


    ---------------------------------------------------------
     JetDirect Firmware
    ---------------------------------------------------------

    JetDirect Firmware Version      State
    ==========================      =====
        X.08.32 and lower           VULNERABLE
       (where X = A through K)
        X.21.00 and higher          NOT vulnerable
       (where X = L through P)
     
     ----------------------------------------------------------
     HP-UX Systems running snmpd or OPENVIEW
     ----------------------------------------------------------
     Any HP-UX 10.X or 11.X system running snmpd or snmpdm is
     vulnerable.  To determine if your HP-UX system has snmpd
     or snmpdm installed:

           swlist -l file | grep snmpd


     ----------------------------------------------------------
       Other systems runnimg OPENVIEW or NNM
     ----------------------------------------------------------
     
     Solaris and Windows/NT systems running OPENVIEW or NNM
     are vulnerable.  

B. Fixing the problem
   Install the appropriate patch or firmware revision or work
   around problem as detailed below.

C. Recommended solution
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    hp Procurve switches
    ---------------------------------------------------------

    Customers can download these patches in the form of software
    upgrades at:
              http://www.hp.com/rnd/software/switches.htm

             Product                        Fix revision number
    -----------------------------------     -------------------
    HP Procurve Switch 2524    (J4813A)       F.04.08 or greater
    HP Procurve Switch 2512    (J4812A)       F.04.08 or greater
    HP Procurve Switch 4108GL  (J4865A)       G.04.05 or greater
    HP Procurve Switch 4108GL-bundle (J4861A) G.04.05 or greater

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    NNM  (Network Node Manager)
    ---------------------------------------------------------

     Problems found in the NNM 6.2 product (related only to trap
     handling) are addressed in patches available at:

     http://support.openview.hp.com/cpe/patches/nnm/

     PHSS_26286    s700_800  HP-UX  10.20  ovtrapd large trap fix
     PHSS_26287    s700_800  HP-UX  11.X   ovtrapd large trap fix
     PSOV_03100    Solaris 2.X             ovtrapd large trap fix
     NNM_00857     NT 4.X/Windows 2000     ovtrapd large trap fix



     For NNM 5.X (HP-UX and Solaris versions only) patches are available 
  at:           
      http://support.openview.hp.com/cpe/patches/nnm/nnm.jsp
      
     PHSS_25990    NNM 5.X on s700_800 HP-UX 10.X   
     PSOV_03074    NNM 5.X on Solaris 2.X
 
     NT patch in process, watch for future revision of this
      Security Bulletin #184.

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    MC/ServiceGuard
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    MC/ServiceGuard is not affected.  Testing has been completed
    and neither MC/ServiceGuard nor ServiceGuard OPS Edition are
    negatively impacted.

    The ServiceGuard Manager product does not use the cluster
    SNMP and remains unaffected.

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    Event Monitoring System  (EMS)
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    Testing of the MC/ServiceGuard or ServiceGuard OPS Edition
    application with package resources defined using EMS High
    Availability Monitors has been completed and shows no
    vulnerability to this issue.

    ---------------------------------------------------------
     JetDirect Firmware
    ---------------------------------------------------------

    JetDirect Firmware Version      State
    ==========================      =====
     X.08.32 and lower           VULNERABLE
      (where X = A through K)
     X.21.00 and higher          NOT vulnerable
      (where X = L through P)

    FIX STATUS: HP is working on a firmware fix.

    WORKAROUND: Change the set-community-name and use the
    Access Control List as described in "HP Jetdirect Print
    Servers - Making HP Jetdirect Print Servers Secure on
    the Network":

  http://www.hp.com/cposupport/networking/support_doc/
       bpj05999.html#P88_10129

          LIMITING THE VULNERABILITY

     SNMPv1 security relies on the set community name. It is
     important that a set-community-name be configured on the
     Jetdirect device and that it be kept secret.

     Jetdirect Print Servers offer an Access Control List that
     can be used to specify which hosts can make SNMP
     configuration changes to Jetdirect Print Servers.

     The steps above can help prevent exploitation of the
     vulnerability.  To eliminate the vulnerability before a fix
     is available SNMP can be disabled on the Jetdirect device.

         DISABLING SNMP ON A JETDIRECT PRINT SERVER

     1. Update the firmware to the highest level as described in
     the Jetdirect Upgrade Instructions document:

 http://www.hp.com/cposupport/networking/support_doc/bpj06917.html

     NOTE:    Disabling SNMP may affect device discovery and port
              monitors that use SNMP to get status on the device.
              Use this feature with care.

     2.  Telnet to the Jetdirect device (on the latest firmware)
     and type:
                   snmp-config: 0
                   quit

     This will completely disable SNMP on the Jetdirect device.


     HP always recommends upgrading Jetdirect firmware for the
     latest bug fixes and security benefits.  The upgrade firmware
     and download utility are available free of charge:

     http://www.hp.com/cposupport/networking/support_doc/bpj06917.html

     The following is a list of JetDirect Product Numbers
     that can be freely upgraded to X.08.32 or X.21.00 or
     higher firmware.  The latest firmware revision available
     for download is given.  For example, the latest firmware
     revision for the J3110A is G.08.32.

     EIO (Peripherals Laserjet 4000, 5000, 8000, etc...)
        J3110A 10T                              [G.08.32]
        J3111A 10T/10B2/LocalTalk               [G.08.32]
        J3112A Token Ring (discontinued)        [G.08.32]
        J3113A 10/100 (discontinued)            [G.08.32]
        J4169A 10/100                           [L.21.22]
        J4167A Token Ring                       [L.21.25]
        J6057A 10/100                           [R.22.09]

     MIO (Peripherals LaserJet 4, 4si, 5si, etc...)
        J2550A/B 10T (discontinued) [A.08.32]
        J2552A/B 10T/10Base2/LocalTalk (discontinued) [A.08.32]
        J2555A/B Token Ring (discontinued) [A.08.32]
        J4100A 10/100                      [K.08.32]
        J4105A Token Ring                  [K.08.32]
        J4106A 10T                         [K.08.32]

     LIO (Peripherals Color Inkjet cp1160, cp1700)
        J6042A 250m 10/100                    [N.21.22]

     External Print Servers
        J2591A EX+ (discontinued)               [E.08.32]
        J2593A EX+3 10T/10B2 (discontinued)     [D.08.32]
        J2594A EX+3 Token Ring (discontinued)   [D.08.32]
        J3263A 300X 10/100                      [H.08.32]
        J3264A 500X Token Ring                  [J.08.32]
        J3265A 500X 10/100                      [J.08.32]
        J6038A 310x USB 10/100                  [Q.22.04]

    ----------------------------------------------------------
    HP-UX Systems running snmpd or OPENVIEW
    ----------------------------------------------------------
** REVISED 05**
     The following patches are available now:

        PHSS_26137    s700_800  HP-UX 10.20 OV EMANATE14.2 Agent$
 --->>  PHSS_26367    s700_800  HP-UX 10.24 VVOS
        PHSS_26138    s700_800  HP-UX 11.X  OV EMANATE14.2 Agent$
 --->>  PHSS_26368    s700_800  HP-UX 11.04 VVOS
        PSOV_03087    Solaris 2.X          EMANATE Release 14.2 $

     The three EMANATE patches are available from:

     http://support.openview.hp.com/cpe/patches/

     In addition the VVOS patches as well as PHSS_26137 and 
     PHSS_26138 are now available from:
           http://itrc.hp.com

  ============================================================
   NOTE: The patches are labeled OV (Open View).  However, the
   patches are also applicable to systems that are _NOT_
   running Open View.
  ============================================================

    Workaround for HP-UX Systems:

    If a patch is not available for your platform or you cannot
    install an available patch, snmpd and snmpdm can be disabled
    by removing their entries from /etc/services and removing the
    execute permissions from /usr/sbin/snmpd and /usr/sbin/snmpdm.

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    automates the process of reviewing the patch matrix for
    11.XX systems.

    For information on the Security Patch Check tool, see:
    http://www.software.hp.com/cgi-bin/swdepot_parser.cgi/cgi/
    displayProductInfo.pl?productNumber=B6834AA"

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 ________________________________________________________________
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