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HPSBMA02239 SSRT061260 rev.2 - HP OpenView Operations (OVO) Agents Running
Shared Trace Service, Remote Arbitrary Code Execution

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

Release Date: 2007-08-07
Last Updated: 2007-08-28

Potential Security Impact: Remote arbitrary code execution

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

A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HP OpenView Operations
(OVO) Agents running Shared Trace Service. The vulnerability could be remotely
exploited to execute arbitrary code.

References: -> CVE-2007-3872

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP OpenView OVO Agents OVO8.x HTTPS agents on AIX, HP-UX (IA and PA), HP Tru64
Unix, Solaris, and Windows running Shared Trace Service.


- -> Note: HP OpenView Operations (OVO) requires HP OpenView Network Node
Manager (OV NNM) on the OVO server. OVO will install OV NNM if it is not already
present. OV NNM requires the installation of certain patches to be compatible
with the resolution discussed below. To insure correct operation the
recommendations of Security Bulletin HPSBMA02242 SSRT061260 must be implemented
before the recommendations of this Security Bulletin.

The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks Cody Pierce of TippingPoint DV Labs
( for reporting this vulnerability to

The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks an anonymous researcher working with the
iDefense VCP for reporting this vulnerability to

To determine if a system has an affected version, search the output of "swlist
-a revision -l fileset" for an affected fileset. Then determine if the
recommended patch or update is installed.


HP-UX B.11.11
HP-UX B.11.23
HP-UX B.11.31
action: install revision 3.10.040 or subsequent

action: install revision 3.10.040 or subsequent

action: install revision 3.10.040 or subsequent

action: install revision 3.10.040 or subsequent

- ->action: install PHSS_36278 or subsequent

action: install revision 3.10.040 or subsequent

- ->action: install PHSS_35457 or subsequent


HP has made the following patches available to resolve the vulnerability. The
patches can be downloaded from

Patches are not yet available for all client systems. For client systems without
resolution patches available, HP has provided a hotfix to resolve this
vulnerability. Please contact HP Support and request the applicable hotfixes
from the following url:

Each patch is to be installed on the operating system listed in the "System to
be Patched" column. Each patch is for communication with the operating system
listed in the "Client System" column.

Patch (or subsequent)   System to be Patched   Client System
Install hotfix                  HP-UX PA                     HP-UX PA
Install hotfix                  HP-UX PA                     HP-UX IA
Install hotfix                  HP-UX PA                     Solaris
Install hotfix                  HP-UX PA                     Windows
PHSS_36278                  HP-UX PA                     Linux
Install hotfix                  HP-UX PA                     AIX
- ->PHSS_35457               HP-UX PA                    Tru64 Unix
Install hotfix                  Solaris                         HP-UX PA
Install hotfix                  Solaris                         HP-UX IA
Install hotfix                  Solaris                         Solaris
Install hotfix                  Solaris                         Windows
ITOSOL_00586               Solaris                         Linux
Install hotfix                  Solaris                         AIX
- ->ITOSOL_00530            Solaris                        Tru64 Unix

Install hotfix


HP-UX Software Assistant: HP-UX Software Assistant is an enhanced application
that replaces HP-UX Security Patch Check. It analyzes all HP-issued Security
Bulletins 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:

Version:1 (rev.1) - 7 August 2007 Initial release
Version:2 (rev.2) - 28 August 2007 Added OV NNM information, added CVE-2007-3872
to the references, PHSS_35457, ITOSOL_00530 available

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.

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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
NS = HP NonStop Servers
PI = HP Printing & Imaging
ST = HP Storage SW
TL = HP Trusted Linux
TU = HP Tru64 UNIX
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
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Version: PGP 8.1


Yours truly,
HP S/W Security Team
WTEC Cupertino, California


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