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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c00572225
HPSBUX01059 SSRT4704 Revised - HP-UX Running wu-ftpd Local
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted
upon as soon as possible.
Release Date: 2004-07-14
Last Updated: 2005-11-30
Potential Security Impact: Local unauthorized access
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company,
HP Software Security Response Team
A potential vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running
wu-ftpd with the restricted gid option enabled where the
vulnerability could be exploited by a local user to gain
unauthorized access to files.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.00, B.11.11, B.11.22, and B.11.23 running wu-ftpd 2.6.1
To determine if an HP-UX system has an affected version,
search the output of "swlist -a revision -l fileset"
for one of the filesets listed below. For affected systems
verify that the recommended action has been taken.
For Integrity (IA) servers
action: install PHNE_30983 or subsequent
For HP 9000 (PA) servers
action: install PHNE_31732 or subsequent
action: install PHNE_29462 or subsequent
action: install revision B.11.11.01.004 or subsequent.
->action: install revision B.11.00.01.004 or subsequent.
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
HP has made the following patches available to resolve the issue.
The patches can be downloaded from http://itrc.hp.com
B.11.23 (IA) PHNE_30983
B.11.23 (PA) PHNE_31732
HP has made the following software updates available to resolve
the issue. The software updates can be downloaded from
B.11.11 revision B.11.11.01.004 or subsequent.
B.11.00 revision B.11.00.01.004 or subsequent.
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update
B.11.22, B.11.23 - No manual actions.
B.11.00, B.11.11 - Install software updates.
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:
Initial release: 14 July 2004
Update 1: 18 January 2005 B.11.23 (PA) patch available
Update 2: 30 November 2005 changed B.11.00 version number
Support: For further information, contact normal HP Services
Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP
supported product, send Email to: email@example.com. It is
strongly recommended that security related information being
communicated to HP be encrypted using PGP, especially exploit
information. To get the security-alert PGP key, please send an
e-mail message as follows:
Subject: get key
Subscribe: To initiate a subscription to receive future HP
Security Bulletins via Email:
On the web page: ITRC security bulletins and patch sign-up
Under Step1: your ITRC security bulletins and patches
- check ALL categories for which alerts are required and
Under Step2: your ITRC operating systems
- verify your operating system selections are checked and
To update an existing subscription:
Log in on the web page:
Subscriber's choice for Business: sign-in.
On the web page:
Subscriber's Choice: your profile summary
- use Edit Profile to update appropriate sections.
To review previously published Security Bulletins visit:
* The Software Product Category that this Security Bulletin
relates to is represented by 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 Virtual Vault
System management and security procedures must be reviewed
frequently to maintain system integrity. HP is continually
reviewing and enhancing the security features of software products
to provide customers with current secure solutions.
"HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to
bring to the attention of users of the affected HP products the
important security information contained in this Bulletin. HP
recommends that all users determine the applicability of this
information to their individual situations and take appropriate
action. HP does not warrant that this information is necessarily
accurate or complete for all user situations and, consequently, HP
will not be responsible for any damages resulting from user's use
or disregard of the information provided in this Bulletin. To the
extent permitted by law, HP disclaims all warranties, either
express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability
and fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement."
(c)Copyright 2005 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be liable for technical or
editorial errors or omissions contained herein. The information
provided is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. To the
extent permitted by law, neither HP nor its affiliates,
subcontractors or suppliers will be liable for incidental, special
or consequential damages including downtime cost; lost profits;
damages relating to the procurement of substitute products or
services; or damages for loss of data, or software restoration.
The information in this document is subject to change without
notice. Hewlett-Packard Company and the names of Hewlett-Packard
products referenced herein are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard
Company in the United States and other countries. Other product
and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their
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HP S/W Security Team
WTEC Cupertino, California
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