Vulnerability Note VU#10031

OpenVMS page management vulnerability

Original Release date: 31 May 2003 | Last revised: 23 Mar 2004


Old versions (circa 1993) of OpenVMS and OpenVMS AXP contain a vulnerability related to page management.


There is a vulnerability related to page management in old versions (circa 1993) of Open VMS. An exploit for this vulnerability, written in MACRO-32, was available at the time this vulnerability was first reported. No other details are currently available. See also CERT Advisory CA-1993-05.


An unprivileged user on a VMS system can gain full system privileges.


Upgrade to a recent (post 1993) version of OpenVMS. If you are still using an old version of OpenVMS, apply a patch as decribed in CERT Advisory CA-1993-05.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Hewlett-Packard CompanyAffected-31 May 2003
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Thanks to Digital Equipment Corporation for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Shawn V Hernan.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CAN-1999-1312
  • CERT Advisory: CA-1993-05
  • Date Public: 01 Mar 93
  • Date First Published: 31 May 2003
  • Date Last Updated: 23 Mar 2004
  • Severity Metric: 0.43
  • Document Revision: 3


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