HPSBUX02087 SSRT4728 rev.5 - HP-UX running TCP/IP Remote Denial of Service (DoS)

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HPSBUX02087 SSRT4728 rev.5 - HP-UX running TCP/IP Remote Denial of Service (DoS)

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

Release Date: 2005-12-09
Last Updated: 2007-05-21

Potential Security Impact: Remote Denial of Service (DoS)

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

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

References: CVE-2004-0744

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.00, B.11.04, B.11.11, B.11.23 running TCP/IP.


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.


HP-UX B.11.00
- ->Streams.STREAMS-KRN
action: install PHNE_30161 or subsequent

HP-UX B.11.04
action: install PHNE_33427 or subsequent and install sqmax (see Resolution

HP-UX B.11.11
action: install PHNE_34131 or subsequent

HP-UX B.11.23
action: install PHKL_31500 or subsequent



HP has made patches and product updates available to resolve the issue.
After installing the recommended patches for B.11.04
a system parameter must be set. A utility, sqmax, must be
downloaded and installed to set the required system parameter as
discussed below.

B.11.00 install PHNE_30161 or subsequent, sqmax not required
B.11.04 install PHNE_33427 or subsequent, then install sqmax as discussed below
B.11.11 install PHNE_34131 or subsequent, sqmax not required
B.11.23 install PHKL_31500 or subsequent, sqmax not required

The patches are available from http://itrc.hp.com

For B.11.04:
After the patches listed above are installed an internal system parameter
must be set. A utility, sqmax, has been provided to set the parameter.
The sqmax utility is available by writing to security-alert@hp.com.

B.11.04 - After installing patch, install sqmax. Run "/usr/contrib/bin/sqmax
1000" or reboot.


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) 14 December 2005 Initial release
Version:2 (rev.2) 24 July 2006 New sqmax utility for B.11.04, augmented
installation instructions
Version:3 (rev.3) 31 July 2006 PHNE_34131 is available for B.11.11
Version:4 (rev.4) 09 October 2006 PHNE_30161 is available for B.11.00
Version:5 (rev.5) 21 May 2007 Corrected fileset information for PHNE_30161

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.

Support: For further information, contact normal HP Services support channel.

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NS = HP NonStop Servers
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ST = HP Storage SW
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TU = HP Tru64 UNIX
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Yours truly,
HP S/W Security Team
WTEC Cupertino, California

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