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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   HP-UX Vendors:   HPE
HP-UX SLSd Bug Lets Remote Users Gain Root Access
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017630
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017630
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-0915   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 19 2008
Original Entry Date:  Feb 13 2007
Impact:   Modification of system information, Root access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): B.11.11
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in HP-UX running SLSd. A remote user can gain root access on the target system.

A remote user can exploit SLSd to create arbitrary files and gain root access.

HP credits iDefense with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create files on the target system to gain root privileges.
Solution:   The vendor advises users to disable SLSd:

1. Run "/sbin/init.d/slsd stop".
2. Edit /etc/rc.config.d/slsd and set "SLSD_DAEMON=0"

The HP advisory is available at:

http://www1.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c00862809

Vendor URL:  www1.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c00862809 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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