SSRT3613 rev.1 HP-UX B6848AB GTK+ Support Libraries elevated privileges

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SSRT3613 rev.1 HP-UX B6848AB GTK+ Support Libraries
               elevated privileges

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22 February 2005

elevated privileges for a local authorized user.

Hewlett-Packard Company
HP Software Security Response Team

A potential vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running
B6848AB GTK+ Support Libraries where a directory permissions issue
could be exploited to allow a local authorized user to gain
elevated privileges.


SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*:  ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.00, B.11.11 with B6848AB GTK+ Support Libraries

     The product B6848AB (GTK+ Libraries) is available for
    download from

    < />

    The source files in this product are world writable.
    After the product is installed any user can modify the
    source.  If new libraries are to be built using this
    source code the files should be verified.

    The web page above has the following description of B6848AB:

      The GTK+ Libraries are the open source GNU toolkit for X
      windows development. The version provided here is
      unsupported, but is provided for use with the unsupported
      Mozilla browser for 10.20 and for old versions of Netscape
      (i.e. 6.2.1), which depend on it. We recommend upgrading to
      a newer browser/OS combo, such as Mozilla for HP-UX 11.0
      and later, which require a newer version of the GTK.

    Note: Product B6848BA (ximian gnome 1.4 gtk+ libraries for
          hp-ux) does NOT have this permissions problem.


     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
 ->  action: install revision or subsequent.

 ->  action: install revision or subsequent.


An updated version of B6848BA which corrects the file
permissions is available from .

    Note: The directory permissions are secure in all versions
          of B6848BA.  However, only versions of B6848BA
 ->       containing the following file sets resolve the
 ->      permissions issue for directories installed by B6848AB:

 ->           GTK+.GTK+-SRC, revision or subsequent.
 ->           GLib.GLIB-SRC, revision or subsequent.
 ->           Gettext.GETTEXT-SRC, revision or
 ->                                             subsequent.

    Note:  B6848AB is only required for Netscape 6, which is no
              longer supported on HP-UX.  The recommended solution
              is HP's Mozilla (, which
              requires B6848BA.

    If the obsolete B6848AB is needed:

    1. Remove B6848AB.

    2. Reinstall B6848AB.

    3. Immediately make the following changes to
        directory permissions:

         chmod 555 /opt/gnome/src/GLib/glib-1.2.8
         chmod 555 /opt/gnome/src/GLib/glib-1.2.8/docs
         chmod 555 /opt/gnome/src/GLib/glib-1.2.8/gmodule
         chmod 555 /opt/gnome/src/GLib/glib-1.2.8/gthread
         chmod 555 /opt/gnome/src/GLib/glib-1.2.8/tests
         chmod 555 /opt/gnome/src/GTK+/gtk+-1.2.10
         chmod 555 /opt/gnome/src/GTK+/gtk+-1.2.10/docs
         chmod 555 /opt/gnome/src/GTK+/gtk+-1.2.10/gdk
         chmod 555 /opt/gnome/src/GTK+/gtk+-1.2.10/gtk
         chmod 555 /opt/gnome/src/GTK+/gtk+-1.2.10/po
         chmod 555 /opt/gnome/src/Gettext/gettext-0.10.35
         chmod 555 /opt/gnome/src/Gettext/gettext-0.10.35/doc
         chmod 555 /opt/gnome/src/Gettext/gettext-0.10.35/intl
         chmod 555 /opt/gnome/src/Gettext/gettext-0.10.35/lib
         chmod 555 /opt/gnome/src/Gettext/gettext-0.10.35/m4
         chmod 555 /opt/gnome/src/Gettext/gettext-0.10.35/misc
         chmod 555 /opt/gnome/src/Gettext/gettext-0.10.35/po
         chmod 555 /opt/gnome/src/Gettext/gettext-0.10.35/src
         chmod 555 /opt/gnome/src/Gettext/gettext-0.10.35/tests

If B6848AB is needed:
 ->Remove B6848AB.
 ->Reinstall B6848AB.
 ->Manually change directory permissions.

Revision 0: 10 May 2004
  Initial release
Revision 1: 22 February 2005
  Changed action to install B6848BA.
  Corrected manual actions.

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