Notified: January 12, 2004 Updated: April 05, 2004
Statement Date: January 13, 2004
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HP SECURITY BULLETIN
HPSBGN01004 REVISION: 0
SSRT3614 - HP OpenCall Multiservice Controller (OCMC) DoS
(Denial of Service)
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Bulletin provided that it remains complete and intact.
The information in this Security bulletin should be
acted upon as soon as possible.
INITIAL RELEASE: 25 March 2004
POTENTIAL SECURITY IMPACT: Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
SOURCE: HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY
HP Software Security Response Team
REFERENCES: CERT CA-2004-01, CISCO Advisory 47843
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in the
HP OpenCall MultiService Controller (OCMC) H.323 stack that may
allow a remote user to create a Denial of Service (DoS).
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
All versions HP OCMC v1.2 and HP OCMC v1.1 for HP-UX 11.0
The HP Software Security Response team has contacted
the source and various other vendors and is not aware
of any malicious exploitation of any of the vulnerabilities
described in this bulletin.
A test suite developed by the U.K. National Infrastructure
Security Co-ordination Centre (NISCC) and the University of
Oulu Security Programming Group (OUSPG) has exposed
vulnerabilities in several implementations of the H.323
The potential vulnerabilities may be exploited to produce a
denial of service (DoS) attack. Such an attack may cause an
affected product to failover or crash and failover. Due to
its robust design OCMC will recover from most attack scenarios.
In the event that OCMC does not recover, the attack can be
stopped by blocking the offending IP address. Attacks may also
be blocked by creating an access list to restrict TCP port 1720
traffic to known, trusted IP addresses.
HP will be providing patches to the impacted versions of OCMC:
OCMC v1.2 released January 2004
OCMC v1.1 patch 46
OCMC v1.1 patch 37
This bulletin will be revised as the patches become available
and patches will be available from the normal HP Services
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BULLETIN REVISION HISTORY: N/A
* The software product category that this Security Bulletin
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the Bulletin number: GN=General, MA=Management Agents,
MI=Misc. 3rd party, MP=HP-MPE/iX, NS=HP NonStop Servers,
OV=HP OpenVMS, PI=HP Printing & Imaging, ST=HP Storage,
TU=HP Tru64 UNIX, TL=Trusted Linux, UX=HP-UX,
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We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.
Please also see NISCC Vulnerability Advisory 006489/H323 at http://www.uniras.gov.uk/vuls/2004/006489/h323.htm.
Per NISCC Vulnerability Advisory 006489/H323 Rev 1.1:
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