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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

Overview

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

Description

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.

Impact

Local attackers can execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

Solution

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

HP Tru64 UNIX 5.1A:
README: T64V51AB2-C0041400-14950-ES-20020730
Location: ftp://ftp1.support.compaq.com/public/unix/v5.1a/

HP Tru64 UNIX 5.1:
README: T64V51B19-C0136900-14951-ES-20020730
Location: ftp://ftp1.support.compaq.com/public/unix/v5.1/

HP Tru64 UNIX 5.0A:
README: T64V50AB17-C0018404-14949-ES-20020730
Location: ftp://ftp1.support.compaq.com/public/unix/v5.0a/

HP Tru64 UNIX 4.0G:
README: T64V40GB17-C0010404-14948-ES-20020730
Location: ftp://ftp1.support.compaq.com/public/unix/v4.0g/

HP Tru64 UNIX 4.0F:
README: DUV40FB18-C0067403-14947-ES-20020730
Location: ftp://ftp1.support.compaq.com/public/unix/v4.0f/

Vendor Information

193347
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Hewlett-Packard Company

Updated:  August 30, 2002

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

http://ftp.support.compaq.com/patches/public/Readmes/unix/duv40fb18-c0067403-14947-es-20020730.README

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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

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CVSS Metrics

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

References

Acknowledgements

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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