[security bulletin] SSRT5983 rev.1 - HP-UX Running Software Distributor (SD) Remote Unauthorized Access

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2005-12-20T00:00:00




Document ID: c00583199 Version: 1

HPSBUX02089 SSRT5983 rev.1 - HP-UX Running Software Distributor (SD) Remote Unauthorized Access

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2005-12-19 Last Updated: 2005-12-19

Potential Security Impact: Remote Unauthorized Access

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team


A potential vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running Software Distributor (SD) programs. The vulnerability could be exploited by a remote user to gain unauthorized access.

References: none

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed. HP-UX B.11.11


To determine if an HP-UX system has an affected version, search the output of "swlist -a revision -l fileset" for one of the filesets listed below. For affected systems verify that the recommended action has been taken.


HP-UX B.11.11

SW-DIST.SD-AGENT SW-DIST.SD-CMDS action: install PHCO_33822 or subsequent


HP has made the following software patch available to resolve the issue.

B.11.11 - PHCO_33822 or subsequent

The patch is available from http://itrc.hp.com

Note: If IPv6 has ever been enabled on HP-UX B.11.11 prior to the installation of the recommended patch, SD Access Control Lists (ACLs) may have been altered. In that case all SD ACLs should be verified with swacl(1m).



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HISTORY Version:1 (rev.1) 19 December 2005 Initial release

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  • The Software Product Category that this Security Bulletin relates to is represented by the 5th and 6th characters of the Bulletin number in the title:

    GN = HP General SW, MA = HP Management Agents, MI = Misc. 3rd party SW, MP = HP MPE/iX, NS = HP NonStop Servers, OV = HP OpenVMS, PI = HP Printing & Imaging, ST = HP Storage SW, TL = HP Trusted Linux, TU = HP Tru64 UNIX, UX = HP-UX, VV = HP Virtual Vault

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