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HP-UX Support Tools Manager vulnerable to denial of service

Vulnerability Note VU#119952

Original Release Date: 2001-01-31 | Last Revised: 2001-03-29


There is a vulnerability in the Hewlett-Packard Support Tools Manager that allows a local user to create a denial-of-service condition.


The Hewlett-Packard Support Tools is a collection of diagnostic tools that allow operators of HP-UX systems to test and diagnose hardware configurations. On January 18, 2001, HP announced a vulnerability in the HP Support Tools Manager product that allows a local user to create a denial-of-service condition. This vulnerability is reported to affect HP9000 Series 700 and 800 systems running HP-UX versions 11.11, 11.00, and 10.20.


According to HP's report, successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in a denial-of-service attack.


HP has provided patches for each of the affected versions; please see the vendor section of this document for further details.

Vendor Information

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Hewlett Packard

Updated:  March 22, 2001



Vendor Statement

To view the HP Security Bulletin, please visit and search for "HPSBUX0101-137". Please note that registration may be required to access this document.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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This document was written by Jeffrey P. Lanza.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2001-0219
Severity Metric: 0.25
Date Public: 2001-01-18
Date First Published: 2001-01-31
Date Last Updated: 2001-03-29 23:44 UTC
Document Revision: 14

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