Hewlett-Packard Company Information for VU#172583

Common Desktop Environment (CDE) Subprocess Control Service dtspcd contains buffer overflow



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     Originally issued: 12 Nov. 2001
     Last revision: **Revision 3** 28 Feb. 2002

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PROBLEM:  Buffer overflow in dtspcd

PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 700/800 running HP-UX releases 10.10,
          10.20, 10.24, 11.00, 11.04, and 11.11.

DAMAGE:  Possible unauthorized access, possible increased privileges.

** Rev. 3 **
SOLUTION: Install the appropriate patch for the HP-UX release:
           10.10    PHSS_25785
           10.20    PHSS_25786
           10.24    PHSS_26029
           11.00    PHSS_25787
  --->>>>  11.04    PHSS_26030
           11.11    PHSS_25788


AVAILABILITY:  The patches for 10.10, 10.20, 10.24, 11.00, 11.04,
               and 11.11 are available now.

CHANGE SUMMARY: Rev. 1 Patches available for 10.10, 10.20,
                       11.00, 11.11.
                Rev. 2 Patches available for 10.24 and 11.04.
                Rev. 3 Patch ID for 11.04 corrected.
 A. Background
    A buffer overflow has been reported in dtspcd.  It may be
    possible to exploit this overflow to gain unauthorized access.

 B. Fixing the problem
    Patches available for HP-UX releases 10.10, 10.20, 10.24,
    11.00, 11.04, and 11.11.

 C. Recommended solution
    Install the appropriate patch for 10.10, 10.20, 10.24, 11.00,
    11.04, and 11.11.

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          This is documented in the patch text.
    All patches are now available.  The ftp site which had
    temporary fix files will be deleted.

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