Hewlett-Packard HP-UX newgrp command does not function properly

2001-05-01T00:00:00
ID VU:249224
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2004-02-23T22:12:00

Description

Overview

A security vulnerability exists in the newgrp command on certain Hewlett-Packard systems.

Description

HP9000 servers running HP-UX release 11.11 contain a security vulnerability allowing users to gain increased capability. No further details are available. See HP document HPSBUX0103-147.


Impact

The complete impact of this vulnerability is not yet known.


Solution

Apply a patch as described in the HP bulletin.


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Hewlett-Packard Company

Notified: March 26, 2001 Updated: April 30, 2001

Status

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Vendor Statement

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Digest Name: daily security bulletins digest Created: Mon Mar 26 3:00:03 PST 2001
Table of Contents:
`Document ID Title


HPSBUX0103-147 Sec. Vulnerability in newgrp(1)
The documents are listed below.


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Document ID: HPSBUX0103-147 Date Loaded: 20010325 Title: Sec. Vulnerability in newgrp(1)
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HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY BULLETIN: #0147, 26 Mar. '01


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.


ISSUE: the newgrp(1) command doesn't function properly.
PLATFORM: HP9000 servers running HP-UX release 11.11.
POSSIBLE RESULT: Users could gain increased capability.
SOLUTION: Apply patches for HP-UX releases as follows:
for 11.11: PHCO_23083.
AVAILABILITY: The patch is available now.


I.
A. Background
Hewlett-Packard Company has become aware of a defect in the
newgrp(1) command in only the HP-UX release 11.11.
B. Fixing the problem can be fully resolved by applying
the patch to your system.
For HP-UX releases
11.11: PHCO_23083.
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liable for any misuse of this information by any third party.


-----End of Document ID: HPSBUX0103-147--------------------------------------`

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

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CVSS Metrics

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Base | N/A | N/A
Temporal | N/A | N/A
Environmental | | N/A

References

Acknowledgements

This document was written by Shawn V. Hernan.

Other Information

CVE IDs: | None
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Date Public: | 2001-03-26
Date First Published: | 2001-05-01
Date Last Updated: | 2004-02-23 22:12 UTC
Document Revision: | 6