SSRT4688 rev.0 HP-UX rpc.ypupdated remote unauth. access

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SSRT4688 rev.0 HP-UX rpc.ypupdated remote unauth. access

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soon as possible.
 23 March 2004

POTENTIAL SECURITY IMPACT:    Remote unauthorized access.
HP Software Security Response Team
REFERENCES:    CERT Advisory CA-1995-17
A potential security vulnerability which allows remote unauthorized
access has been found in HP-UX running rpc.ypupdated.  
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*:  ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.00, HP-UX B.11.11, HP-UX B.11.22, HP-UX B.11.23.  
     This issue has been reported in CERT Advisory CA-1995-17.



     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.11.23
     action: install PHNE_30095 or subsequent

     HP-UX B.11.22
     action: install PHNE_30084 or subsequent

     HP-UX B.11.11
     action: install PHNE_29783 or subsequent

     HP-UX B.11.00
     action: install PHNE_29785 or subsequent

Please install the appropriate patch.

  HP-UX B.11.23 - PHNE_30095 or subsequent
  HP-UX B.11.22 - PHNE_30084 or subsequent
  HP-UX B.11.11 - PHNE_29783 or subsequent
  HP-UX B.11.00 - PHNE_29785 or subsequent

The patches are available now on < .
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VV=Virtual Vault

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HP S/W Security Team
WTEC Cupertino, California


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