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Reporter Packet Storm
Modified 1999-08-17T00:00:00


                                            `Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 11:11:10 -0700 (PDT)  
From: CIAC Mail User <>  
Subject: CIAC Bulletin J-044: Tru64/Digital UNIX (dtlogin) Security Vulnerability  
[ For Public Release ]  
The U.S. Department of Energy  
Computer Incident Advisory Capability  
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Tru64/Digital UNIX (dtlogin) Security Vulnerability  
June 10, 1999 21:00 GMT Number J-044  
PROBLEM: There is a potential vulnerability with the  
/usr/dt/bin/dtlogin in Compaq's Tru64/DIGITAL UNIX  
software, where under certain circumstances, a user  
may gain unauthorized access as superuser.  
PLATFORM: Systems running Tru64/DIGITAL UNIX V4.0B,  
V4.0D, V4.0E and V4.0F.  
DAMAGE: Under certain circumstances, a user may gain  
unauthorized access as superuser.  
SOLUTION: Apply the vendor-supplied patch.  
VULNERABILITY The risk is high due to the possibility of gaining a root  
ASSESSMENT: compromise.   
[ Start Compaq Computer Corporation Advisory ]  
UPDATE: May 11, 1999  
TITLE: Tru64/DIGITAL UNIX V4.0b, V4.0d, V4.0e and V4.0f  
Potential Security Vulnerability  
ref#: SSRT0600U "dtlogin"  
SOURCE: Compaq Computer Corporation  
Software Security Response Team  
"Compaq is broadly distributing this Security Advisory in order  
to bring to the attention of users of Compaq products the  
important security information contained in this Advisory.  
Compaq recommends that all users determine the applicability of  
this information to their individual situations and take  
appropriate action.  
Compaq does not warrant that this information is necessarily  
accurate or complete for all user situations and, consequently,  
Compaq will not be responsible for any damages resulting from  
user's use or disregard of the information provided in this  
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Compaq has discovered a potential vulnerability with the  
/usr/dt/bin/dtlogin in Compaq's Tru64/DIGITAL UNIX software,  
where under certain circumstances, a user may gain unauthorized  
access as superuser.  
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This potential security problem has been resolved and a  
patch for this problem has been made available for  
Tru64/DIGITAL UNIX V4.0B, V4.0D, V4.0E and V4.0F.  
Systems with enhanced security enabled and one or more of  
the products listed below, should install this patch immediately.  
- Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) from Compaq  
- - Advanced Server for Digital UNIX (ASDU) from Compaq  
- - AFS Enterprise File Systems from Transarc  
- - Kerberos 4 Network Authentication Protocol from MIT  
If you need this patch for V4.0, V4.0A or V4.0C, please contact  
your normal Compaq Services support channel.  
*This solution will be included in a future distributed release of  
Compaq's Tru64/DIGITAL UNIX.  
This patch may be obtained from the World Wide Web at the  
following FTP address:  
Use the FTP access option, select DIGITAL_UNIX directory,  
then choose the appropriate version directory and  
download the patch accordingly.  
Note: [1] The appropriate patch kit must be installed  
following any upgrade to V4.0b, V4.0d, V4.0e or V4.0f.  
[1a] These patches may be used on any patch kit/base level.  
[2] IMPORTANT - Please review all README and  
release notes which are related to this patch or an  
official patch kit, prior to installation of this patch.  
Additional Considerations:  
This patch updates the following component:  
If you believe you have, or aren't sure if you have, previously  
installed a patch to this module you should contact your  
normal Compaq Service channel.  
Also, if you need further information, please contact your normal  
Compaq Services support channel.  
Compaq appreciates your cooperation and patience. We regret any  
inconvenience applying this information may cause.  
As always, Compaq urges you to periodically review your system  
management and security procedures.  
Compaq will continue to review and enhance the security  
features of its products and work with customers to maintain and  
improve the security and integrity of their systems.  
Copyright (c) Compaq Computer Corporation, 1999 All  
Rights Reserved.  
Unpublished Rights Reserved under the Copyright Laws Of  
The United States.  
[ End Compaq Computer Corporation Advisory ]  
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