[security bulletin] SSRT061118 rev.1 - HP System Management Homepage (SMH) Running on Windows: Remote Unauthorized Access

2006-03-01T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:11649
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2006-03-01T00:00:00

Description

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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: c00601530 Version: 1

HPSBMA02099 SSRT061118 rev.1 - HP System Management Homepage (SMH) Running on Windows: Remote Unauthorized Access

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

Release Date: 2006-02-09 Last Updated: 2006-02-27

Potential Security Impact: Remote unauthorized access

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

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP System Management Homepage (SMH) versions 2.0.0 through 2.1.4 running on Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could be exploited remotely to allow unauthorized access to files via directory traversal.

References: None

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed. HP System Management Homepage (SMH) versions 2.0.0 through 2.1.4 running on Microsoft Windows 2000, 2003, 2003 for x64, 2003 for Itanium and also Windows XP

BACKGROUND

RESOLUTION

HP is providing the following workaround for this issue until such time as another resolution is available. At that time this Security Bulletin will be re-released with the latest information.

This workaround involves manually editing the ".namazurc" file in the HP SMH installation as described below:

This requires a single line modification to the resource file. The affected file is located in the "installdir\data\help\web_cgi" directory and is called ".namazurc".

NOTE:<installdir> is the base directory where HP SMH is installed. A typical default installation would be "C:\hp\hpsmh” for <installdir>

First, copy the ".namazurc" file to a backup location. If there are problems during the editing process, the original file can be restored.

Next, edit the ".namazurc" file. Search for #Lang in the file to find the following text:

Lang ja

Depending on the language and version of HP SMH installed, use the appropriate method below to edit the file:

  • If the HP SMH installation is an English language installation, change the line to:

Lang en

  • If the HP SMH installation is a Japanese language installation AND the version of HP SMH is 2.0.0 through 2.1.3, change the line to:

Lang ja

  • If the HP SMH installation is a Japanese language installation AND the version of HP SMH is 2.1.4, change the line to:

Lang ja_JP.SJIS

NOTE: The "#" at the beginning of the text must be removed.

To complete the change, save the edited ".namazurc" file and restart HP SMH.

PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION

HISTORY: Version: 1 (rev.1) Initial release - 27 February 2006

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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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