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HP SECURITY BULLETIN
HPSBUX01232 REVISION: 0
SSRT051043 rev.0 - Apache Remote Unauthorized access
The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon
as soon as possible.
05 October 2005
POTENTIAL SECURITY IMPACT:
Remote unauthorized access.
HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with Apache
running on HP-UX where the vulnerability could be exploited
remotely to bypass client-based certificate authentication and
gain unauthorizied access to certain web pages.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.00, B.11.11, B.11.22, and B.11.23 running the
hpuxwsAPACHE HP-UX Apache-based Web Server.
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in Apache
Web Server. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project http://cve.mitre.org/ has referenced it as CAN_2005-2700.
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.
action: install revision A.2.0.54.02 or subsequent
action: migrate to B.11.23
action: install revision B.2.0.54.02 or subsequent
action: install revision B.2.0.54.02 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
HP has made the following software updates available to resolve
HP-UX B.11.00 - Apache revision A.2.0.54.02 or subsequent
HP-UX B.11.11 (IPv4) - Apache revision A.2.0.54.02 or subsequent
HP-UX B.11.11 (IPv6) - Apache revision B.2.0.54.02 or subsequent
HP-UX B.11.22 - Upgrade to HP-UX B.11.23
HP-UX B.11.23 - Apache revision B.2.0.54.02 or subsequent
NOTE: Support ended for HP-UX Web Server Suite for HP-UX 11i v1.6
(B.11.22) after March 31, 2004. HP-UX Web Server Suite for
HP-UX 11i v1.6 (B.11.22) is no longer available or
Users of HP-UX Web Server Suite on HP-UX 11i v1.6 are
encouraged to update to HP-UX 11i v2 (B.11.23) and install
the latest HP-UX Web Server Suite for HP-UX 11i v2.
Please write to security-alert (at) hp (dot) com [email concealed] for more information.
Apache Update Procedure
Check for Apache Installation
To determine if the Apache web server from HP is installed on your
system, use Software Distributor's swlist command. All three
revisions of the product may co-exist on a single system.
For example, the results of the command
swlist -l product | grep -i apache
hpuxwsAPACHE B.2.0.52.00 HP-UX Apache-based Web Server
Before updating, make sure to stop any previous Apache binary.
Otherwise, the previous binary will continue running, preventing
the new one from starting, although the installation would be
successful. After determining which Apache is installed, stop
Apache with the following commands:
for hpuxwsAPACHE: /opt/hpws/apache/bin/apachectl stop
Download and Install Apache
- Download Apache from Software Depot:
- Verify successful download by comparing the cksum with the
value specified on the installation web page.
- Use SD to swinstall the depot.
Installation of this new revision of HP Apache over an existing
HP Apache installation is supported, while installation over a
non-HP Apache is NOT supported.
Removing Apache Installation
If you prefer to remove Apache from your system instead of
installing a newer revision to resolve the security problem,
use both Software Distributor's "swremove" command and also
"rm -rf" the home location as specified in the rc.config.d file
%ls /etc/rc.config.d | grep apache
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update plus other actions
Install the revision of the product.
BULLETIN REVISION HISTORY:
Revision 0 05 October 2005
HP-UX SPECIFIC SECURITY BULLETINS*: Security Patch Check revision
B.02.00 analyzes all HP-issued Security Bulletins to provide a
subset of recommended actions that potentially affect a specific
For more information:
SUPPORT: For further information, contact normal HP Services
REPORT: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP
supported product, send Email to: security-alert (at) hp (dot) com. [email concealed] It is
strongly recommended that security related information being
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'get key' (no quotes).
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System management and security procedures must be reviewed
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