[security bulletin] HPSBUX02688 SSRT100513 rev.1 - HP-UX Dynamic Loader, Local Privilege Escalation, Denial of Service (DoS)

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2011-07-11T00:00:00




Document ID: c02904002 Version: 1

HPSBUX02688 SSRT100513 rev.1 - HP-UX Dynamic Loader, Local Privilege Escalation, Denial of Service (DoS)

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

Release Date: 2011-07-05 Last Updated: 2011-07-05

Potential Security Impact: Local privilege escalation, Denial of Service (DoS)

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

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HP-UX dynamic loader. The vulnerability could be exploited locally to create a privilege escalation, or a Denial of Service (DoS).

References: CVE-2011-2398

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed. HP-UX B.11.11, HP-UX B.11.23, and HP-UX B.11.31


CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics

Reference Base Vector Base Score CVE-2011-2398 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C) 6.8 =========================================================== Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002


HP has made the following patches available to resolve this issue.

The patches are available from http://www.hp.com/go/HPSC OS Release / Patch ID

HP-UX B.11.11 / PHSS_42253 or subsequent

HP-UX B.11.23 / PHSS_42043 or subsequent

HP-UX B.11.31 / PHSS_42040 or subsequent



HP-UX Software Assistant: HP-UX Software Assistant is an enhanced application that replaces HP-UX Security Patch Check.

It analyzes all Security Bulletins issued by HP and lists recommended actions that may apply to a specific HP-UX system. It can also download patches and create a depot automatically. For more information see:


The following text is for use by the HP-UX Software Assistant.


HP-UX B.11.11

OS-Core.C-KRN OS-Core.C-MIN OS-Core.CORE-SHLIBS OS-Core.CMDS-AUX ProgSupport.PROG-AUX ProgSupport.PROG-AX-64ALIB OS-Core.CORE-64SLIB OS-Core.C-MIN-64ALIB ProgSupport.C-INC ProgSupport.LANG-MIN OS-Core.LINKER-HELP action: install patch PHSS_42253 or subsequent

HP-UX B.11.23

OS-Core.C-KRN OS-Core.C-MIN OS-Core.CMDS2-AUX OS-Core.CORE2-64SLIB OS-Core.CORE2-SHLIBS ProgSupport.C2-INC ProgSupport.LANG-64ALIB ProgSupport.LANG-MIN OS-Core.CORE-SHLIBS ProgSupport.C2-INC OS-Core.CMDS2-AUX ProgSupport.PROG2-AUX ProgSupport.PROG-AX-64ALIB OS-Core.CORE-64SLIB OS-Core.LINKER-HELP OS-Core.LINKER-PAOBJ OS-Core.C-MIN-64ALIB ProgSupport.LANG-MIN action: install patch PHSS_42043 or subsequent

HP-UX B.11.31

OS-Core.CMDS2-AUX OS-Core.C-KRN OS-Core.C-MIN OS-Core.CMDS2-AUX OS-Core.CORE2-64SLIB OS-Core.CORE2-SHLIBS ProgSupport.C2-INC ProgSupport.LANG-64ALIB ProgSupport.LANG-MIN OS-Core.C-KRN OS-Core.CORE-SHLIBS OS-Core.CORE-64SLIB OS-Core.LINKER-HELP OS-Core.LINKER-PAOBJ OS-Core.C-MIN OS-Core.C-MIN-64ALIB ProgSupport.PROG2-AUX ProgSupport.PROG-AX-64ALIB action: install patch PHSS_42040 or subsequent


HISTORY Version:1 (rev.1) - 5 July 2011 Initial release

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