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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   HP-UX Vendors:   HPE
HP-UX Incorrect Password Status Bug in logins Command Lets Remote User Gain Access
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018709
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018709
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5008   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 20 2008
Original Entry Date:  Sep 19 2007
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): B.11.11, B.11.23, B.11.31
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in HP-UX in the logins(1M) command. A remote user can gain access to the target system.

The logins(1M) command does not properly report password status. As a result, "password issues" may not be detected and a remote user may be able to exploit this to gain remote access.

Impact:   A remote user can gain access to the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following patches, available at:

http://itrc.hp.com

For B.11.11: PHCO_36809 or subsequent

For B.11.23: PHCO_36808 or subsequent

For B.11.31: PHCO_36003 or subsequent

The HP advisory is available at:

https://www1.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c01167886

Vendor URL:  www1.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c01167886 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   None.


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