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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c00786136 Version: 1
HPSBMA02158 SSRT061251 rev.1 - HP Version Control Agent, Remote Unauthorized Access and Possible Elevation of Privilege
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.
Release Date: 2006-10-02 Last Updated: 2006-10-10
Potential Security Impact: Remote unauthorized access and possible elevation of privilege
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
VULNERABILITY SUMMARY A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP Version Control Agent. The vulnerability could be exploited by an authorized user to gain unauthorized access possibly leading to elevation of privilege.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed. HP Version Control Agent versions prior to version 2.1.5 running on Linux and Windows.
A potential vulnerability has been identified with HP Version Control Agent which could allow a user who is properly authenticated to the HP Version Control Agent to gain unauthorized access to the HP Version Control Repository Manager account on a remote system.
HP has provided HP Version Control Agent version 2.1.5 or subsequent to resolve this issue.
HP Version Control Agent version 2.1.5 for Linux can be downloaded from http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/24428.html
HP Version Control Agent version 2.1.5 for Windows can be downloaded from http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/24475.html
HP Version Control Repository Manager (VCRM) can be configured to download updates automatically, including those listed above.
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
HISTORY Version:1 (rev.1) - 10 October 2006 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
System management and security procedures must be reviewed frequently to maintain system integrity. HP is continually reviewing and enhancing the security features of software products to provide customers with current secure solutions.
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