A security vulnerability exists in the newgrp command on certain Hewlett-Packard systems.
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.
The complete impact of this vulnerability is not yet known.
Apply a patch as described in the HP bulletin.
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Notified: March 26, 2001 Updated: April 30, 2001
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Created: Mon Mar 26 3:00:03 PST 2001
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`Document ID Title
HPSBUX0103-147 Sec. Vulnerability in newgrp(1)
The documents are listed below.
Document ID: HPSBUX0103-147
Date Loaded: 20010325
Title: Sec. Vulnerability in newgrp(1)
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.
Hewlett-Packard Company has become aware of a defect in the
newgrp(1) command in only the HP-UX release 11.11.
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-----End of Document ID: HPSBUX0103-147--------------------------------------`
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Group | Score | Vector
Base | N/A | N/A
Temporal | N/A | N/A
Environmental | | N/A
This document was written by Shawn V. Hernan.
CVE IDs: | None
Date Public: | 2001-03-26
Date First Published: | 2001-05-01
Date Last Updated: | 2004-02-23 22:12 UTC
Document Revision: | 6