SSRT3499 rev.3 SSRT3518 Security Vulnerabilities in OpenSSL

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** REVISED 03 **
Originally issued: 24 April 2003
Last revised: 30 June 2004
SSRT3499 rev.3 SSRT3518 Security Vulnerabilities in OpenSSL
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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 OpenSSL vulnerabilities have been reported:

IMPACT: Potential information leak.

PLATFORM: HP-UX  B.11.00, B.11.11,
 ->       B.11.20, and B.11.22 running the following
          HP-UX Apache-based Web Servers:
          ApacheStrong, HPApache, or hpuxwsAPACHE.

SOLUTION: For ApacheStrong and hpuxwsAPACHE
          download and install a new version
          from < .

          For HPApache remove the product and install
          hpuxwsAPACHE from < .

MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update plus other actions
                Install the product containing the fix.
                For customers with HPApache installed,
                remove the product and install hpuxwsAPACHE.

AVAILABILITY: Complete product bundles are available now on

CHANGE SUMMARY: Rev.1 Added apache-based web server,
                Rev.2 Added IPv6 update information
                Rev.3 Added affected versions section and B.11.20
                      Note: Several Apache security bulletins
                      are being revised to correct the affected
                      versions specification.


** REVISED 03 **
A. Background

     Note:  The product hpuxwsAPACHE is contained in the
            bundle hpuxwsApache.  The product ApacheStrong
            is contained in the bundle B9415AA.  The product
            HPApache is contained in the bundles B9416AA and


     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.

      HP-UX B.11.00
      HP-UX B.11.11
 -->  HP-UX B.11.20
      HP-UX B.11.22
      For B9415AA

 -->  action: install revision or subsequent

      For B9416AA and B9416BA (IPv6)

 -->  action: remove (see bulletin for removal details)

      For IPv4:
      HP-UX B.11.00
      HP-UX B.11.11
      HP-UX B.11.22

 -->  action: install revision A. or subsequent

      For IPv6:
      HP-UX B.11.11

 -->  action: install revision B. or subsequent


B. Recommended solution
   The OpenSSL Group has released several patches to
   OpenSSL 0.9.6i to fix the problems identified in the above
   mentioned issues.  HP has incorporated OpenSSL 0.9.6i
   including the patches into the HP apache-based web server
   versions mentioned in Section A, above.  These products
   are available from < .

   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     HP Apache-based Web Server
                                 with Strong (128bit) Encryption
     HPApache  HP Apache-based Web Server
     hpuxwsAPACHE  A.   HP-UX Apache-based Web Server

   Stop Apache
   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
     for hpuxwsAPACHE:    /opt/hpws/apache/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.
   - For customers with HPApache/B9416AA or HPApache/B9416BA
     installed, migrate to hpuxwsAPACHE/hpuxwsApache and
     remove the affected products from the system.

   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
   "HOME" variables.

   To find the files containing HOME variables in the
   /etc/rc.config.d directory:

     %ls /etc/rc.config.d | grep apache

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 PI=HP Printing & Imaging, ST=HP Storage, TU=HP Tru64 UNIX,
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Yours truly,
HP S/W Security Team
WTEC Cupertino, California


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