kermit buffer overflow on hp-ux

From: John Morris (
Date: 05/05/03

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    Re: buffer overflow in kermit

    We were unable to duplicate the buffer overflow reported by when the patches recommended in the following
    security bulletin are installed.

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    **REVISED 02**
     Originally issued: 18 December 2000
     Last Revised: 26 December 2002

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        acted upon as soon as possible. Hewlett-Packard Company will
        not be liable for any consequences to any customer resulting
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    ISSUE: Kermit communications software contains a buffer overflow.

    PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 700 and 800 running HP-UX releases 11.00,
               10.20, 10.10 and 10.01.

    POSSIBLE RESULT: Users could compromise system availability.

               Apply patches for HP-UX releases as follows:
                     for 11.00: PHCO_22665 ,
       --->>> 10.20: PHCO_23319 ,
       --->>> 10.10: PHCO_23320 ,
       --->>> 10.01: PHCO_23321.

    AVAILABILITY: The patches are available now.

    **REVISED 02**

    CHANGE SUMMARY: Revision 01 Patches for 10.X are
                                built on current code base.
                    Revision 02 add MANUAL ACTIONS field
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        A. Background
           Hewlett-Packard Company has become aware of a defect in the
           Kermit communications software supplied with its operating
           system in various releases.

        B. Fixing the problem *REVISED01*
           The problem can be fully resolved by applying the appropriate
           patches to the system. For HP-UX releases
                         11.00: PHCO_22665 ,
       --->>> 10.20: PHCO_23319 ,
       --->>> 10.10: PHCO_23320 ,
       --->>> 10.01: PHCO_23321.

           While this patch does not require a reboot, appropriately
           terminating any instances of Kermit before installation of the
           patch will assure that continued operation with Kermit is now
           with the patched binaries.

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