Sec. Vulnerability in Virtualvault 4.5 IWS

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Date: 05/08/02

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    From: (Security Alert)
    Date: 8 May 2002 17:54:44 GMT

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        Originally issued: 7 May 2002

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    ISSUE: Security Vulnerability using HP Virtualvault 4.5

    PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 700/800 running HP-UX release 11.04 only

    DAMAGE: Potential unauthorized connect to the administration


    SOLUTION: Install the appropriate patch for the Virtualvault release:

                   A.04.50 PHSS_24038

    AVAILABILITY: The patch is available now

    A. Background
       Under some circumstances, the Virtualvault administration server
       may accept connections from outside webservers or other privileged
       outside processes.

    B. Fixing the problem
       To fix the problem, it is necessary to reduce the privileges of
       inside administration server. This is accomplished by applying
       the recommended patch PHSS_24038.

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