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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01615952
HPSBUX02389 SSRT080141 rev.1 - HP-UX, Local Denial of Service (DoS)
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon aspossible.
Release Date: 2008-12-02
Last Updated: 2008-12-02
Potential Security Impact: Local Denial of Service (DoS)
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HP-UX. The vulnerabilitycould be exploited locally to create a denial of service (DoS).
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2008-4416 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C) 4.6
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.
HP has made the following patch available to resolve this issue.
The patch is available from http://itrc.hp.com
OS Release - HP-UX B.11.31
Patch ID - PHKL_38987 or subsequent
MANUAL ACTIONS: No
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
HP-UX Software Assistant: HP-UX Software Assistant is an enhanced application thatreplaces HP-UX Security Patch Check. It analyzes all Security Bulletins issued by HPand lists recommended actions that may apply to a specific HP-UX system. It can alsodownload patches and create a depot automatically. For more information see:https://www.hp.com/go/swa
The following text is for use by the HP-UX Software Assistant.
action: install patch PHKL_38987 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
Version:1 (rev.1) - 2 December 2008 Initial release
Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be installedon systems running HP software products should be applied in accordance with thecustomer's patch management policy.
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* The Software Product Category that this Security Bulletin relates to is representedby the 5th and 6th characters of the Bulletin number in the title:
GN = HP General SW
MA = HP Management Agents
MI = Misc. 3rd Party SW
MP = HP MPE/iX
NS = HP NonStop Servers
OV = HP OpenVMS
PI = HP Printing & Imaging
ST = HP Storage SW
TL = HP Trusted Linux
TU = HP Tru64 UNIX
UX = HP-UX
VV = HP VirtualVault
System management and security procedures must be reviewed frequently to maintainsystem integrity. HP is continually reviewing and enhancing the security features ofsoftware products to provide customers with current secure solutions.
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