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Source: HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY
SECURITY BULLETIN: HPSBUX0210-224
Originally issued: 30 Oct 2002
Last revision: 30 June 2004
SSRT2393 rev.2 HP-UX Apache Vulnerabilities
NOTICE: There are no restrictions for distribution of this
Bulletin provided that it remains complete and intact.
The information in the following Security Bulletin should be acted
upon as soon as possible. Hewlett-Packard Company will not be
liable for any consequences to any customer resulting from
customer's failure to fully implement instructions in this
Security Bulletin as soon as possible.
PROBLEM: Potential vulnerability regarding ownership permissions
of System V shared memory based scoreboards.
(CERT VU#825353, CVE CAN-2002-0839)
Potential cross-site scripting vulnerability in the
default error page when using wildcard DNS.
(CERT VU#240329, CVE CAN-2002-0840)
Potential overflows in ab.c which could be exploited by
a malicious server.
(CERT VU#858881, CVE CAN-2002-0843)
Exposure of CGI source when a POST request is sent
to a location where both DAV and CGI are enabled.
(CERT VU#91071, CVE CAN-2002-1156)
IMPACT: Potential for increased privilege, denial of service
(DoS), or execution of arbitrary code.
PLATFORM: HP-UX B.11.00, B.11.11, B.11.20, and B.11.22 running the
ApacheStrong or HPApache HP-UX Apache-based Web Servers.
HP-UX B.11.04 running Virtualvault 4.5,
HP-UX and Solaris running OV-NNM6.2.
SOLUTION: For HP-UX releases B.11.00, B.11.11, B.11.20,
and B.11.22 download new HP Apache product from
For HP-UX release B.11.04 install the appropriate
PHSS_28111 s700_800 11.04 Virtualvault 4.5 IWS Update
PHSS_28098 s700_800 11.04 Virtualvault 4.5 OWS update
PHSS_28090 s700_800 11.04 Virtualvault 4.6 IWS update
PHSS_28099 s700_800 11.04 Virtualvault 4.6 OWS update
For OV-NNM6.2 install the appropriate patch:
PHSS_28704 HP-UX 10.20
PHSS_28705 HP-UX 11.00, 11.11
PSOV_03251 Solaris 2.5/6/7/8
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update
Install the product containing the fix.
B.11.04 - No manual actions.
OV-NNM6.2 - No manual actions.
AVAILABILITY: Complete product bundles are available from
<http://software.hp.com for non-VirtualVault
For B.11.04, retrieve patches from <itrc.hp.com>.
For OV-NNM6.2, retrieve patches from <itrc.hp.com>.
CHANGE SUMMARY: Rev.1 Added VV 4.5, 4.6 and OV-NNM6.2.
Rev.2 Added affected versions section
Note: Several Apache security bulletins
are being revised to correct the affected
The potential vulnerabilities have been reported here:
--> AFFECTED VERSIONS
Note: 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.
--> action: install revision 1.3.27.00 or subsequent
For B9416AA and B9416BA (IPv6)
--> action: install revision 2.0.43.00 or subsequent
HP-UX B.11.04 VirtualVault 4.5
--> action: install PHSS_28111, PHSS_28098 or subsequent
HP-UX B.11.04 VirtualVault 4.6
--> action: install PHSS_28090, PHSS_28099 or subsequent
--> action: install PHSS_28705 or subsequent
--> action: install PHSS_28704 or subsequent
--> END AFFECTED VERSIONS
B. Fixing the problem
Check for Apache Installation
To determine if the Apache web server from HP is installed on
your system, use Software Distributor's swlist command. All
three versions products may co-exist on a single system.
For example, the results of the command
swlist -l product | grep -i apache
ApacheStrong 1.3.27.01 HP Apache-based Web Server
with Strong (128bit) Encryption
HPApache 2.0.39.01.02 HP Apache-based Web Server
Before updating, make sure to stop any previous Apache binary.
Otherwise, the previous binary will continue running,
preventing the new one from starting, although the installation
would be successful.
After determining which Apache is installed, stop Apache with
the following commands:
for ApacheStrong: /opt/apache/bin/apachectl stop
for HPApache: /opt/hpapache2/bin/apachectl stop
Download and Install Apache
- Download Apache from Software Depot:
- Verify successful download by comparing the cksum with the
value specified on the installation web page.
- Use SD to swinstall the depot.
Installation of this new version of HP Apache over an existing
HP Apache installation is supported, while installation over a
non-HP Apache is NOT supported.
Removing Apache Installation
If you prefer to remove Apache from your system instead of
installing a newer version to resolve the security problem,
use both Software Distributor's "swremove" command and also
"rm -rf" the home location as specified in the rc.config.d file
To find the files containing HOME variables in the
%ls /etc/rc.config.d | grep apache
For customers with HP-UX release B.11.04 (VVOS), stop Apache
(as above), and install the patches listed above.
* The software product category that this Security Bulletin
relates to is represented by the 5th and 6th characters of the
Bulletin number: GN=General, MA=Management Agents, MI=Misc.
3rd party, MP=HP-MPE/iX, NS=HP NonStop Servers, OV=HP OpenVMS,
PI=HP Printing & Imaging, ST=HP Storage, TU=HP Tru64 UNIX,
TL=Trusted Linux, UX=HP-UX, VV=Virtual Vault
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HP S/W Security Team
WTEC Cupertino, California
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