Vulnerability Note VU#268848

Hewlett Packard HP-UX text editors contain buffer overflow

Original Release date: 03 May 2001 | Last revised: 10 Aug 2001


A buffer overflow in the text editor on certain Hewlett-Packard systems could compromise system availability.


Various text editing programs on HP systems that rely upon the same facilities, including e, ex, vi, edit, view, and vedit, contain a buffer overflow that could compromise system availability. For more information, see HP Security Bulletin HPSBUX0102-140.


According to HP, "Users could compromise system availability."


Apply the patches described in HP Security Bulletin HPSBUX0102-140.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Hewlett PackardAffected-03 May 2001
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Our thanks to Hewlett Packard for the information contained in their bulletin.

This document was written by Shawn V. Hernan.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 14 Feb 2001
  • Date First Published: 03 May 2001
  • Date Last Updated: 10 Aug 2001
  • Severity Metric: 5.61
  • Document Revision: 4


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