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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   HP-UX Vendors:   HPE
HP-UX Portable File System Lets Remote Users Gain Root Access
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017893
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017893
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-1993   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 16 2008
Original Entry Date:  Apr 10 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): B.11.00, B.11.11 and B.11.23
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in HP-UX when running Portable File System. A remote user can gain elevated privileges.

A remote user can send two specially crafted packets via UDP to trigger a buffer overflow in 'pfs_mountd.rpc' and execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

The vendor was notified on October 25, 2004.

HP credits iDefense Labs with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can gain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   HP recommends that users discontinue the use of PFS.

The HP advisory is available at:

http://www2.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c00913684

Vendor URL:  www2.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c00913684 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.


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