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HP Tru64 UNIX contains buffer overflow in libc libraries (SSRT2257)

Vulnerability Note VU#193347

Original Release Date: 2002-08-30 | Last Revised: 2002-09-03


The HP Tru64 Unix operating system contains multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities.


A vulnerability exists in the way in which the libc libraries handle environment variables in the HP Tru64 UNIX operating system. As a result, local attackers may be able to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges, using several different binaries that make use of the vulnerable library. For more information, please see SSRT2257.


Local attackers can execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.


Apply a patch. You may also wish to see the following douments.

HP Tru64 UNIX 5.1A:
README: T64V51AB2-C0041400-14950-ES-20020730

HP Tru64 UNIX 5.1:
README: T64V51B19-C0136900-14951-ES-20020730

HP Tru64 UNIX 5.0A:
README: T64V50AB17-C0018404-14949-ES-20020730

HP Tru64 UNIX 4.0G:
README: T64V40GB17-C0010404-14948-ES-20020730

HP Tru64 UNIX 4.0F:
README: DUV40FB18-C0067403-14947-ES-20020730

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Hewlett-Packard Company

Updated:  August 30, 2002



Vendor Statement

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.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A



The CERT/CC thanks the Hewlett-Packard company for their assistance in creating this document. These vulnerabilities were discovered by SNOsoft.

This document was written by Ian A Finlay.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 13.13
Date Public: 2002-04-17
Date First Published: 2002-08-30
Date Last Updated: 2002-09-03 15:04 UTC
Document Revision: 18

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