SSRT4694 rev.0 - HP-UX ftpd remote unauthorized access

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    SSRT4694 rev.0 - HP-UX ftpd remote unauthorized access

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    23 February 2005

    remote unauthorized access

    Hewlett-Packard Company
    HP Software Security Response Team

    A potential vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running
    ftpd where the vulnerability could be exploited to allow a remote
    authorized user unauthorized access to files.


    SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
    HP-UX B.11.00, B.11.04, B.11.11, B.11.22, and B.11.23.


    Note: In addition to the versions of ftp delivered with HP-UX
              WU-FTPD 2.6 is available from

                WU-FTPD is the FTP daemon for HP-UX systems.
                WU-FTPD 2.6.1 is the latest version of WU-FTPD
                available on both HP-UX 11.0 and 11i v1 platforms. The
                IPv6-enabled version of WU-FTPD is available only on
                the HP-UX 11i v1 platform.


         Note: To determine if a system has an affected version,
               search the output of "swlist -a revision -l fileset"
               for an affected fileset. Then determine if the
               recommended patch or update is installed.

         HP-UX B.11.23
         action: install PHNE_30983 or subsequent.

         HP-UX B.11.22
         action: install PHNE_29462 or subsequent.

         HP-UX B.11.11
         action: install PHNE_30990 or subsequent.

         action: install revision B. or subsequent.

         HP-UX B.11.04
         action: install PHNE_32813 or subsequent.

         HP-UX B.11.00
         action: install PHNE_30989 or subsequent.

         action: install revision B. or subsequent.


    HP has made the following available to resolve the issue:

    HP-UX B.11.11 WU-FTPD 2.6.1 B.
    HP-UX B.11.00 WU-FTPD 2.6.1 B.
                            available from

    HP-UX B.11.23 PHNE_30983
    HP-UX B.11.22 PHNE_29462
    HP-UX B.11.11 PHNE_30990
    HP-UX B.11.04 PHNE_32813
    HP-UX B.11.00 PHNE_30989
                            available from

    MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update
    If WU-FTPD 2.6 is installed, update to:

    HP-UX B.11.11 WU-FTPD 2.6.1 B.
    HP-UX B.11.00 WU-FTPD 2.6.1 B.
                            available from

    Revision 0: 23 February 2005
      Initial release.

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    WTEC Cupertino, California

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