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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01520421
HPSBUX02355 SSRT080023 rev.1 - HP-UX Using libc, Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon
Release Date: 2008-08-06
Last Updated: 2008-08-06
Potential Security Impact: Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HP-UX using libc. This
vulnerability could be exploited remotely to create a Denial of Service (DoS).
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.23 and B.11.31 using libc.
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2008-1664 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:C) 7.5
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.
HP is providing the following software patches to resolve the vulnerability.
The patches are available from: http://itrc.hp.com
HP-UX Release - HP-UX B.11.23 (11i v2)
Action - Install PHCO_38273 or subsequent
HP-UX Release - HP-UX B.11.31 (11i v3)
Action - Install PHCO_38048 or subsequent
MANUAL ACTIONS: No
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
HP-UX Software Assistant: HP-UX Software Assistant is an enhanced application
that replaces HP-UX Security Patch Check. It analyzes all HP Security Bulletin
issues and lists recommended actions that may apply to a specific HP-UX system.
It can also download patches and create a depot automatically. For more
information see: https://www.hp.com/go/swa
The following is for use by the HP-UX Software Assistant.
action: install patch PHCO_38273 or subsequent
action: install patch PHCO_38048 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
Version: 1 (rev.1) 6 August 2008 Initial release
Third Party Security Patches:
Third party security patches that 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: For further information, contact normal HP Services support channel.
Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported
product, send Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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to HP be encrypted using PGP, especially exploit information.
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* 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 VirtualVault
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
"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
ęCopyright 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or
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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 respective owners.
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HP S/W Security Team
WTEC Cupertino, California
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