SSRT4874 rev.0 - HP-UX Ignite-UX Remote Unauthorized Access

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SSRT4874 rev.0 - HP-UX Ignite-UX Remote Unauthorized Access

The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon
as soon as possible.

15 August 2005

Remote Unauthorized Access

Hewlett-Packard Company
HP Software Security Response Team

A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX
running Ignite-UX, where unsafe file permissions could be
remotely exploited to allow an unauthorized user to access and
alter Ignite-UX client data on the Ignite-UX server.

NISCC 688910

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


HP Company wishes to thank Corsaire Limited
<> for reporting this vulnerability to us
and assisting us to protect all of our valued customers.
HP Company also wishes to thank NISCC <>
for their assistance.


     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.11.00

     action: install revision C.6.2.241 or subsequent

     HP-UX B.11.11

     action: install revision C.6.2.241 or subsequent

     HP-UX B.11.22

     action: install revision C.6.2.241 or subsequent

     HP-UX B.11.23

     action: install revision C.6.2.241 or subsequent



HP has made the following available to resolve the issue. These
updates are available on <>
(search for IGNITEUXB):



 Ignite-UX_All_C.6.2.241.depot (contains all four depots)

Also, the C.6.2.241 version of Ignite-UX for B.11.23 is available
on the May 2005 11i V2 OE and Applications media.

Update to Ignite-UX revision C.6.2.241 or subsequent.

Revision 0: 15 August 2005
  Initial release

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HP-UX system.

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Yours truly,
HP S/W Security Team
WTEC Cupertino, California