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HP SECURITY BULLETIN
HPSBUX01062 REVISION: 0
SSRT4782 rev. 0 HP-UX CIFS Server potential remote root access
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provided that it remains complete and intact.
The information in this Security bulletin should be acted upon
as soon as possible.
INITIAL RELEASE: 26 July 2004
POTENTIAL SECURITY IMPACT: remote root access
SOURCE: HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY
HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX
running the CIFS Server. This buffer overflow could potentially
be exploited remotely to gain root access.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.00, B.11.11, B.11.22, B.11.23.
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.
For revision A.01.11.01 and previous:
action: Please see the Resolution section.
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
Note: The HP CIFS Server versions do not map directly to
original Samba versions. The what(1) output will show
the HP version string, for example: A.01.11.02. Samba
commands such as "smbd -V" or "smbstatus" will report the
underlying base Samba version, for example: 2.2.10.
Note: The HP CIFS Server versions A.01.11.02 and previous are
not affected by the vulnerability reported in CAN-2004-0600.
Until an update is available the potential vulnerability can
be avoided by setting "mangling method = hash2" or
"mangled names = no" in smb.conf.
Note: CIFS Server installations requiring the hash mangling
method must evaluate the impact of converting to the
hash2 mangling method.
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - NonUpdate
Until a product update is available, modify smb.conf as described
in the Resolution section.
BULLETIN REVISION HISTORY:
Revision 0 - 26 July 2004
* 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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System management and security procedures must be reviewed
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"HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to
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HP S/W Security Team
WTEC Cupertino, California