Hewlett-Packard Company Information for VU#834865

Sendmail signal I/O race condition

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

HPSBUX02108 SSRT061133 rev.1 - HP-UX running Sendmail, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code

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

Release Date: 2006-03-25
Last Updated: 2006-03-25

Potential Security Impact: Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company,
HP Software Security Response Team

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY A vulnerability has been identified in Sendmail which may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

References: CVE-2006-0058

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

BACKGROUND For a PGP signed version of this security bulletin please write to: security-alert@hp.com

CERT has published a vulnerability report available at:

http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/834865

This bulletin will be revised as other versions of Sendmail become available. 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

For sendmail 8.13.3

HP-UX B.11.11
==========
SMAIL-UPGRADE.INETSVCS-SMAIL, revision B.11.11.02.001
action: install updates from ftp server

HP-UX B.11.23
==========
SMAIL-UPGRADE.INET-SMAIL, revision B.11.23.1.001
action: install updates from ftp server

END AFFECTED VERSIONS

RESOLUTION

HP has made the following software updates available to resolve the issue. The software updates can be downloaded via ftp from:

System: hprc.external.hp.com (192.170.19.100)
Login: sendmail
Password: sendmail (NOTE: CASE-sensitive)

ftp://sendmail:sendmail@hprc.external.hp.com/
or
ftp://sendmail:sendmail@192.170.19.100/

The README.txt contains cksum and md5 output for the preliminary depots.

cksum ./sendmail-8.13_1123.depot
2652638131 15759360 ./sendmail-8.13_1123.depot

md5 ./sendmail-8.13_1123.depot
E541BD19D7943CCCB5A67E3E1A9A2289

cksum sendmail-8.13_1111.depot
4281196762 5130240 sendmail-8.13_1111.depot

md5 ./sendmail-8.13_1111.depot
0582E81206BD54E98E754628C0D8478C

After installation, the output of "sendmail -bs" will include the
following information.

sendmail -bs versioning: @(#)Sendmail version 8.13.3 -
Revision 2.002_Beta - 2006/03/25

MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update
HP-UX B.11.11 - install preliminary software updates from ftp server
HP-UX B.11.23 - install preliminary software updates from ftp server

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) 25 March 2006 Initial release

Support: For further information, contact normal HP Services support
channel.

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