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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c00555254
HPSBUX02074 SSRT051251 rev.2 - Apache-based Web Server on HP-UX
mod_ssl, proxy_http, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code, Denial of
Service (DoS), and Unauthorized Access
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted
upon as soon as possible.
Release Date: 2006-02-27
Last Updated: 2006-03-15
Potential Security Impact: Remote execution of arbitrary code,
Denial of Service (DoS), and unauthorized access.
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company,
HP Software Security Response Team
Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified with
Apache running on HP-UX. These vulnerability could be exploited
remotely to allow execution of arbitrary code, Denial of Service
(DoS), or unauthorized access.
References: .CVE-2005-2491, CVE-2005-1268, CVE-2005-2728,
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.00, B.11.11, B.11.23 running Apache-based Web Server
prior to v.2.0.55.
-> HP-UX B.11.04 with Virtualvault 4.7 running Apache 2.x Web
The following potential security vulnerabilities are resolved in
the software updates listed below:
CVE-2005-2088 (cve.mitre.org): HTTP Request Smuggling.
CVE-2005-2491 (cve.mitre.org): Integer overflow in pcre_compile.c.
CVE-2005-2728 (cve.mitre.org): Remote denial of service.
CVE-2005-1268 (cve.mitre.org): Remote denial of service.
-> HP-UX B.11.04 Virtualvault A.04.70 (Apache 2.x)
-> action: install PHSS_34123 or subsequent
-> HP-UX B.11.04 HP Webproxy A.02.10 (Apache 2.x)
-> action: install PHSS_34163 or subsequent
action: install revision A.2.0.55.00 or subsequent
action: install revision B.2.0.55.00 or subsequent
action: install revision B.2.0.55.00 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
HP has made the following patches and software updates available
to resolve the issue.
-> For B.11.04 HP has made the following patch available:
-> PHSS_34123 Virtualvault 4.7 OWS (Apache 2.x) update
-> PHSS_34163 Webproxy server 2.1 (Apache 2.x) update
Software updates for the Apache-based Web Server are available
HP-UX B.11.00, B.11.11 and HP-UX B.11.23 require the Apache-based
Web Server v.2.0.55.00 or subsequent.
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.2.0.54.00 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 "HOME"
%ls /etc/rc.config.d | grep apache hpapache2conf hpws_apacheconf
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update plus other actions
Install the revision of the product.
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
HP-UX Security Patch Check: 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 HP-UX
system. For more information:
rev.0 - 15 November 2005 Initial Release
Version: 1 (rev.1) Skipped for formatting reasons
Version: 2 (rev.2) - 15 March 2006 included B.11.04
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