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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01674733
HPSBUX02409 SSRT080171 rev.1 - HP-UX Running VERITAS File System (VRTSvxfs) or
VERITAS Oracle Disk Manager (VRTSodm), Local Escalation of Privilege
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon
Release Date: 2009-02-23
Last Updated: 2009-03-21
Potential Security Impact: Local escalation of privilege
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running
VRTSvxfs and VRTSodm. The vulnerability could be exploited locally to cause an
escalation of privilege. VRTSvxfs and VRTSodm are bundled with Storage
Management Suite (SMS) and Storage Management for Oracle (SMO).
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.11 running VRTSodm 3.5
HP-UX B.11.23 running VRTSodm 4.1 or VRTSvxfs 4.1 or both
HP-UX B.11.23 running VRTSodm 5.0 or VRTSvxfs 5.0 or both
HP-UX B.11.31 running VRTSodm 5.0
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2009-0207 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C) 6.8
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.
HP has provided the following patches to resolve this vulnerability.
The patches are available from the following location:
Component from bundle
B.11.23 (IA and PA)
VRTSvxfs 4.1, VRTSodm 4.1
B.11.23 (IA and PA)
VRTSvxfs 5.0, VRTSodm 5.0
PHCO_39103, PHCO_39104, PHKL_38795
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 Security Bulletins
issued by HP 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 text is for use by the HP-UX Software Assistant.
action: install patches PHCO_39124 or subsequent
For VRTSvxfs 4.1, VRTSodm 4.1
action: install patches PHCO_39027, PHKL_39029 or subsequent
For VRTSodm 5.0 and VRTSvxfs 5.0
action: install patches PHCO_39103, PHCO_39104, PHKL_38795 or subsequent
action: install patches PHCO_38913, PHCO_39132, PHKL_39130 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
Version:1 (rev.1) 23 March 2009 Initial release
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