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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c03089106
HPSBUX02724 SSRT100650 rev.3 - HP-UX Running System Administration Manager
(SAM), Local Increase in Privilege
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon
Release Date: 2011-11-16
Last Updated: 2012-01-30
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running SAM.
This vulnerability could be locally exploited to create an increase in privilege.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX 11.11 running EMS prior to A.04.20.11.06
HP-UX 11.23 running EMS prior to A.04.20.23.07
HP-UX 11.31 running EMS prior to A.04.20.31.08
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2011-4159 (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 unofficial upgrades to resolve this vulnerability.
The upgrades are available from the following location
A.04.20.X Depot Name
B.11.11 PA (32 and 64)
B.11.23 (PA and IA)
B.11.31 (PA and IA)
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update
Install A.04.20.X or subsequent
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 revision A.04.20.11.06 or subsequent
action: install revision A.04.20.23.07 or subsequent
action: install revision A.04.20.31.08 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
Version:1 (rev.1) 16 November 2011 Initial release
Version:2 (rev.2) 21 November 2011 New depots, revised supported software
Version:3 (rev.3) 30 January 2012 Final depots available
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 issues about implementing the recommendations of this Security
Bulletin, contact normal HP Services support channel. For other issues about
the content of this Security Bulletin, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported
product, send Email to: email@example.com
Subscribe: To initiate a subscription to receive future HP Security Bulletin
alerts via Email:
Security Bulletin List: A list of HP Security Bulletins, updated periodically,
is contained in HP Security Notice HPSN-2011-001:
Security Bulletin Archive: A list of recently released Security Bulletins is
Software Product Category: The Software Product Category is represented in the
title by the two characters following HPSB.
3C = 3COM
3P = 3rd Party Software
GN = HP General Software
HF = HP Hardware and Firmware
MP = MPE/iX
MU = Multi-Platform Software
NS = NonStop Servers
OV = OpenVMS
PI = Printing and Imaging
PV = ProCurve
ST = Storage Software
TU = Tru64 UNIX
UX = HP-UX
Copyright 2012 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 or 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 respective owners.
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HP S/W Security Team
WTEC Cupertino, California
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