Corsaire Security Advisory: HP Ignite-UX filesystem permissions issue

2005-08-17T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:9489
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2005-08-17T00:00:00

Description

-- Corsaire Security Advisory --

Title: HP Ignite-UX filesystem permissions issue Date: 23.11.04 Application: HP Ignite-UX prior to version C.6.2.241 Environment: HP-UX Author: Martin O'Neal [martin.oneal@corsaire.com] Audience: General distribution Reference: c041123-002

-- Scope --

The aim of this document is to clearly define a vulnerability in the HP Ignite-UX product, as supplied by HP Inc. [1], that would allow unauthenticated write access to the host filesystem, both remotely and locally.

-- History --

Discovered: 23.11.04 (Martin O'Neal) Vendor notified: 23.11.04 Document released: 16.08.05

-- Overview --

The HP Ignite-UX "addresses the need for HP-UX system administrators to perform system installations and deployment, often on a large scale" [2]

As part of the installation process, the product can install and enable a TFTP server to facilitate anonymous access to configuration data. In certain circumstances, sections of the TFTP server tree can become world-writeable, allowing an attacker to use this as a mechanism for moving data/tools into and out of the host, or simply launch a DoS exhaustion attack against the host through filling the local filesystem.

-- Analysis --

The HP Ignite-UX can use a TFTP server to facilitate anonymous access to configuration data. When the add_new_client command is used, sections of the TFTP server tree may be made world-writeable.

-- Recommendations --

Download and apply the HP Ignite-UX version C.6.2.241 patches.

If in any doubt, disable the TFTP server.

-- CVE --

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the name CAN-2004- 0952 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org), which standardises names for security problems.

-- References --

[1] http://www.hp.com [2] http://software.hp.com/products/IUX/overview.html

-- Revision --

a. Initial release. b. Released.

-- Distribution --

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-- Disclaimer --

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