[security bulletin] HPSBUX02090 SSRT051058 rev.2 - HP-UX Secure Shell Remote Denial of Service (DoS)

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2006-06-09T00:00:00




Document ID: c00589050 Version: 2

HPSBUX02090 SSRT051058 rev.2 - HP-UX Secure Shell Remote Denial of Service (DoS)

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

Release Date: 2006-06-05 Last Updated: 2006-06-05

Potential Security Impact: Remote Denial of Service (DoS).

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

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running Secure Shell. The vulnerability could be remotely exploited to allow a remote unauthorized user to create a Denial of Service (DoS).

References: CVE-2005-2096, CAN-2005-2798

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed. -> HP-UX B.11.00, B.11.04, B.11.11, B.11.23.


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.

-> AFFECTED VERSIONS HP-UX B.11.00 HP-UX B.11.11 ===========

Secure_Shell.SECURE_SHELL action: install revision A.04.20.004 or subsequent

HP-UX B.11.04

-> VaultTS.VV-OPENSSH,fr=A.04.70 -> action: install PHSS_34566 or subsequent -> VaultTS.VV-OPENSSH,fr=A.04.60 -> action: install PHSS_34567 or subsequent

HP-UX B.11.23

Secure_Shell.SECURE_SHELL action: install revision A.04.20.005 or subsequent



HP is providing the following HP-UX Secure Shell (T1471AA) updates to resolve this potential vulnerability. These updates can be downloaded rom http://software.hp.com

HP-UX B.11.00 - HP-UX Secure Shell A.04.20.004 -> HP-UX B.11.04 - PHSS_34566 or PHSS_34567 HP-UX B.11.11 - HP-UX Secure Shell A.04.20.004 HP-UX B.11.23 - HP-UX Secure Shell A.04.20.005

The HP-UX Secure Shell A.04.20.004 and A.04.20.005 are based on OpenSSH 4.2p1, including the following libraries: zlib1.2.3, OpenSSL v0.9.7i and TCP Wrappers v7.6.

MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update Download and install the appropriate update from http://software.hp.com -> B.11.04 - no manual actions

PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION HP-UX Security Patch Check: Security Patch Check revision B.02.00 analyzes all HP-issued Security Bulletins to provide a subset of recommended actions that potentially affect a specific HP-UX system. For more information: http://software.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do? productNumber=B6834AA

HISTORY: Version: 1 (rev.1) 09 January 2006 Initial release Version: 2 (rev.2) 05 June 2006 added B.11.04 patches


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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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