SSRT4878 rev.2 Ignite-UX failed to save /etc/passwd for trusted systems

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**REVISED 02**
 Originally issued: 17 February 2000
 Last Revised: 1 December 2004
 SSRT4878 rev.2 Ignite-UX failed to save /etc/passwd for trusted
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PROBLEM:  Ignite-UX failed to save /etc/passwd for trusted

PLATFORM: HP-UX B.11.00 and B.11.11 only.

**REVISED 02**
SOLUTION: Update to Ignite-UX version B.2.4.307 or subsequent.
          Correct all trusted systems which were ignited
          using previous versions of Ignite-UX.

**REVISED 02**
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update plus other actions
                Update to Ignite-UX version B.2.4.307
                or subsequent.  Correct all trusted system which
                were ignited using previous versions of Ignite-UX.

                Revision 02 add AFFECTED VERSIONS

**REVISED 02**

 ->  For versions of Ignite-UX prior to B.2.4.307 on HP-UX B.11.00
 ->  and B.11.11 the /etc/passwd file is not preserved in the
 ->  image.  This results in a potential vulnerability for trusted
 ->  systems only.


     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.11.11
 ->  HP-UX B.11.00
 ->  Ignite-UX.MGMT-TOOLS
 ->  action: install revision B.2.4.307 or subsequent and check
 ->         /etc/passwd on trusted systems ignited from old images


**REVISED 02**

 ->  Install Ignite-UX version B.2.4.307 or subsequent for HP-UX
 ->  B.11.00 and B.11.11.  All trusted systems which were ignited
 ->  with images created with previous versions of Ignite-UX on
 ->  B.11.11 and B.11.00 must be examined and modified manually.
 ->  The password field for each account in /etc/passwd must be
 ->  "*".
 ->  Alternatively, the issue can be resolved by reigniting all
 ->  trusted B.11.11 and B.11.00 systems with an image made using
 ->  Ignite-UX version B.2.4.307 or subsequent.

* 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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