Vulnerability Note VU#314776
Hewlett Packard HP-UX pcltotiff is installed with insecure permissions
The utility pcltotiff is installed with insecure permissions on some Hewlett Packard systems.
The HP utility pcltotiff is installed with sgid bin permissions in order to read files in /usr/lib/X11/fonts/ifo.st/typefaces/. This gives more permissions to pcltotiff than are required. For more information, see HP Security Bulletin HPSBUX0104-149.
The complete impact of this vulnerability is not yet known. Hewlett Packard lists the impact as "Denial of service," but it is unclear why.
Change the permissions on the file as described in HP bulletin.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Hewlett Packard||Affected||-||17 Aug 2001|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This document was written by Shawn V. Hernan.
- CVE IDs: CAN-2001-0488
- Date Public: 24 Apr 2001
- Date First Published: 15 Aug 2001
- Date Last Updated: 17 Aug 2001
- Severity Metric: 2.53
- Document Revision: 7
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