Vulnerability Note VU#112912

Hewlett-Packard MPE/iX linkeditor permits privilege escalation

Original Release date: 01 Jun 2001 | Last revised: 30 Aug 2001


There is a problem with the MPE/iX linkeditor that may allow an attacker to gain system manager privileges.


The problem affects HP3000 systems running MPE/iX versions 5.5 through 6.5. HP has published a security bulletin describing the solution to this vulnerability (HPSBMP0102-009). No additional details about the vulnerability are available.


The full impact of this vulnerability is not yet known, but it appears to allow local users to gain root privileges.


Apply the patches described in the HP security bulletin.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Hewlett PackardAffected-01 Jun 2001
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This document was written by Cory F. Cohen.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2001-0278
  • Date Public: 20 Feb 2001
  • Date First Published: 01 Jun 2001
  • Date Last Updated: 30 Aug 2001
  • Severity Metric: 5.32
  • Document Revision: 3


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