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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Passwd Vendors:   HPE
HP-UX Virtual Vault Operating System (VVOS) Has Unspecified Security Defect in the 'passwd(1)' Command That May Result in an Unspecified Security Impact
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1005046
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 15 2002
Original Entry Date:  Aug 14 2002
Impact:   Not specified
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): HP-UX 11.04
Description:   HP reported an unspecified security vulnerability in the 'passwd(1)' command on HP's VVOS operating system.

HP provided no details on the nature or importance of the vulnerability, other than to declare it a "defect".

Impact:   HP did not specify the impact.
Solution:   HP indicated that a patch is available:

PHCO_27373 11.04 (VVOS)

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  HP-UX security bulletins digest

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Digest Name:  daily HP-UX security bulletins digest
    Created:  Tue Aug 13  6:15:03 PDT 2002

Table of Contents:

Document ID      Title
---------------  -----------
HPSBUX0208-210   Sec. Vulnerability in VVOS  passwd(1)

The documents are listed below.

Document ID:  HPSBUX0208-210
Date Loaded:  20020812
      Title:  Sec. Vulnerability in VVOS  passwd(1)




 Originally issued: 12 Aug 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:  Unexpected behavior using passwd(1)

PLATFORM: HP 9000 Servers running HP-UX releases 11.04 only.

DAMAGE:   Unexpected behavior of the passwd command.

SOLUTION: Apply the appropriate patches for HP-UX releases:
                   PHCO_27373    11.04 (VVOS)


AVAILABILITY: Patches are available from now.
 A. Background
    Hewlett-Packard Company has become aware of a defect in the
    passwd(1) command on HP-UX 11.04.

 B. Recommended solution
    The recommended solution is to install the following patch:
                   PHCO_27373   11.04 (VVOS)

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-----End of Document ID:  HPSBUX0208-210--------------------------------------


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