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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Xfs (X Font Server) Vendors:   HPE
HP-UX Unspecified Flaw in Xfs and stmkfont May Grant Access to Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1010759
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 23 2004
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in HP-UX when running xfs and stmkfont. A remote user may be able to gain access to the system.

HP reported that a remote user can gain 'bin' group privileges. No further details were provided.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to gain access on the target system.
Solution:   HP has issued the following patches, available at:

PHSS_31181 - B.11.23
PHSS_31180 - B.11.22
PHSS_31179 - B.11.11
PHSS_31178 - B.11.00

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  UNIX (HP/UX)
Underlying OS Comments:  HP-UX B11.00, B11.11, B.11.22, B11.23

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  SSRT4773 rev.0 HP-UX xfs and stmkfont remote unauthorized access



SSRT4773 rev.0 HP-UX xfs and stmkfont remote unauthorized access


There are no restrictions for distribution of this Bulletin provided that it remains 
complete and intact.

The information in this Security bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

21 July 2004


remote unauthorized access

HP Software Security Response Team

Potential security vulnerabilities have been reported with HP-UX running xfs and stmkfont. 
  These vulnerabilities can be exploited to allow remote unauthorized access to resources 
owned by group 'bin.'
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*:  ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B11.00, B11.11, B.11.22, B11.23
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      Note: 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 the
            recommended patch or update is installed.

      HP-UX B.11.23
      action: install PHSS_31181 or subsequent

      HP-UX B.11.22
      action: install PHSS_31180 or subsequent

      HP-UX B.11.11
      action: install PHSS_31179 or subsequent

      HP-UX B.11.00
      action: install PHSS_31178 or subsequent

HP has made the following patches available on

PHSS_31181 - B.11.23
PHSS_31180 - B.11.22
PHSS_31179 - B.11.11
PHSS_31178 - B.11.00
Revision 0 - 21 July 2004
   Inital release

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