HPSBMA02088 SSRT051026 rev. 2 - HP-UX running WBEM Services Denial of Service (DoS)

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HPSBMA02088 SSRT051026 rev. 2 - HP-UX running WBEM Services Denial of Service

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

Release Date: 2005-12-16
Last Updated: 2006-11-13

Potential Security Impact: Remote Denial of Service (DoS)

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team

A potential vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX systems running WBEM
Services. The vulnerability could be exploited remotely to create a Denial of
Service (DoS).

References: none

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


A vulnerability in WBEM Services allows a remote user to create a Denial of
Service (DoS) attack.
There are no reported attacks based on this vulnerability.

To determine if a system has an affected version, search
the output of "swlist -a revision -l fileset" for an affected fileset
or patch, then determine if a fixed revision or applicable patch is installed.


 -> HP-UX B.11.00
 -> action: install PHSS_32738 or subsequent

HP-UX B.11.11
HP-UX B.11.23
action:install revision A.02.00.08 or subsequent



HP is providing the following HP WBEM Services for HP-UX updates to resolve this
potential vulnerability.

Users of HP WBEM Services for HP-UX 1.5 on HP-UX B.11.11 and B.11.23 are
encouraged to upgrade to HP WBEM Services for HP-UX 2.0. These upgrades are
available from http://h20293.www2.hp.com .

 -> Users of HP WBEM Services for HP-UX 1.5 on HP-UX B.11.00 should retrieve
retrive patch PHSS_32738
 -> from http://itrc.hp.com


HP-UX B.11.00 install PHSS_32738 or subsequent

HP-UX B.11.11 update to HP WBEM Services for HP-UX 2.0 or subsequent

HP-UX B.11.23 update to HP WBEM Services for HP-UX 2.0 or subsequent

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:


Version: 1 (rev.1) - 15 December 2005 Initial release
Version: 2 (rev.2) - 13 November 2006 Added B.11.00 patch

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches which are to be
installed on systems running HP software products should be applied in
accordance with the customer's patch management policy.

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MI = Misc. 3rd Party SW
NS = HP NonStop Servers
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ST = HP Storage SW
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TU = HP Tru64 UNIX
VV = HP VirtualVault

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HP S/W Security Team
WTEC Cupertino, California

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