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Multiple Open Software Foundation Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) implementations vulnerable to DoS

Vulnerability Note VU#377804

Original Release Date: 2003-08-08 | Last Revised: 2003-08-18

Overview

A denial-of-service vulnerability exists in multiple vendor implementations of the Distributed Computing Environment. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to cause the service to fail. Note that this vulnerability may be triggered by attackers attempting to exploit VU#568148 and VU#326746.

Description

The Open Group describes the Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) as an "industry-standard, vendor-neutral set of distributed computing technologies." They go on to describe DCE as follows:

DCE provides a complete Distributed Computing Environment infrastructure. It provides security services to protect and control access to data, name services that make it easy to find distributed resources, and a highly scalable model for organizing widely scattered users, services, and data. DCE runs on all major computing platforms and is designed to support distributed applications in heterogeneous hardware and software environments.
A vulnerability has been discovered in DCE which may allow a remote attacker to cause the DCE service to either hang or terminate, which will effectively make it impossible for DCE clients to communicate with the DCE server.

Impact

A remote attacker may be able to cause the DCE service to either hang or terminate, which will effectively make it impossible for DCE clients to communicate with the DCE server.

Solution

Apply a patch.

Vendor Information

377804
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Cray Inc.

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

Cray Inc. is vulnerable on their Unicos systems. Spr 726429 has been opened to track this issue.

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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Entegrity Solutions Corp

Updated:  August 07, 2003

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

http://support.entegrity.com/private/patches/dce/rpcattacks.shtml

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Hewlett-Packard Company

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 18, 2003

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

Source:
Hewlett-Packard Company
Software Security Response Team
cross reference id: SSRT3608

HP-UX         - potentially vulnerable (details below)
HP-MPE/ix     - under investigation
HP Tru64 UNIX - potentially vulnerable.  Please refer to the

Entegrity Solutions Corp. vendor statement in this
vulnerability note for details.

HP OpenVMS    - potentially vulnerable. Please contact HP Services
for information.

HP NonStop Servers - under investigation

To report potential security vulnerabilities in HP software,
send an E-mail message to:
mailto:security-alert@hp.com

HP-UX B.11.00 and B.10.20 are potentially vulnerable.

HP-UX B.11.00
-------------
Install PHSS_17810 or subsequent. As of December 10, 2002 the
latest patch containing the fix is PHSS_27962.

HP-UX B.10.20
-------------
Install PHSS_19739 or subsequent.

The problem is not present in HP-UX B.11.11 and subsequent.

More details are available in the HP security bulletin
HPSBUX0308-273.

Using your itrc account security bulletins can be found here:

<http://itrc.hp.com/cki/bin/doc.pl/screen=ckiSecurityBulletin>

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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IBM

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 08, 2003

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

IBM DCE for Windows, AIX and Solaris are vulnerable to the issues discussed in CERT Vulnerability Note VU#377804.

Interim Fixes are available for the following versions of IBM DCE:

DCE 3.1 for AIX
DCE 3.2 for AIX
DCE 3.1 for Solaris
DCE 3.2 for Solaris
DCE 2.2 for Windows

These Interim Fixes can be downloaded from:
http://www-3.ibm.com/software/network/dce/support/flash/portscanner_vulnerability.html

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Apple Computer Inc.

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 07, 2003

Status

  Not Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

Distributed Computing Environment is not shipped with Mac OS X or Mac OS X Server.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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F5 Networks

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 08, 2003

Status

  Not Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

F5 products are not susceptible to this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Foundry Networks Inc.

Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Not Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

Foundry Networks does not ship any products that rely on Microsoft's DCE technology.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Ingrian Networks

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 08, 2003

Status

  Not Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

Ingrian Networks products are not vulnerable to this issue.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Juniper Networks

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 08, 2003

Status

  Not Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

Juniper products are not susceptible to the vulnerabilities in VU#377804.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Lotus Software

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 11, 2003

Status

  Not Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

Lotus does not ship OSF DCE in any products, therefore, they are not vulnerable to this issue.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Microsoft Corporation

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 07, 2003

Status

  Not Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

Microsoft has conducted a thorough investigation based on this report. Microsoft products are not affected by this issue.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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NetBSD

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 08, 2003

Status

  Not Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

NetBSD does not ship a DCE-based RPC mechanism.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Openwall GNU/*/Linux

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 13, 2003

Status

  Not Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

We don't ship DCE.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Sun Microsystems Inc.

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 14, 2003

Status

  Not Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

Sun's RPC implementations are not vulnerable.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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3Com

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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AT&T

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Alcatel

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Avaya

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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BSDI

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Cisco Systems Inc.

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Computer Associates

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Conectiva

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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D-Link Systems

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Data General

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Debian

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Engarde

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Extreme Networks

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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FreeBSD

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Fujitsu

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Hitachi

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Intel

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Lachman

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Lucent Technologies

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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MandrakeSoft

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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MontaVista Software

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Multi-Tech Systems Inc.

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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NEC Corporation

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Netscreen

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Network Appliance

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Nokia

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Nortel Networks

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

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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OpenBSD

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Oracle Corporation

Updated:  August 07, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Red Hat Inc.

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Redback Networks Inc.

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Riverstone Networks

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

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SCO

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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SGI

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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Sequent

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

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Sony Corporation

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

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SuSE Inc.

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

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Unisys

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

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Wind River Systems Inc.

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

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Wirex

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

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Xerox

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

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ZyXEL

Notified:  August 05, 2003 Updated:  August 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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References

Acknowledgements

This document was written by Ian A Finlay.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 22.78
Date Public: 2003-08-07
Date First Published: 2003-08-08
Date Last Updated: 2003-08-18 14:12 UTC
Document Revision: 17

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