Hewlett-Packard Company Information for VU#516825

Integer overflow in Sun RPC XDR library routines



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**REVISED 10**
Originally issued: 19 March 2003
Last revised: 11 January 2004
SSRT2439 Rev.10 xdrmem_getbytes()

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PROBLEM: Potential buffer overflow in xdrmem_getbytes() and
        related functions.

IMPACT: Potential unauthorized access, denial of service.

PLATFORM: HP-UX B.10.20, B.11.00, B.11.04, B.11.11, and B.11.22

SOLUTION: Install the appropriate patches.

          B.10.20 - PHCO_26158
         B.11.00 - PHNE_28982
         B.11.00 - PHCO_28480
         B.11.11 - PHNE_28983
         B.11.11 - PHCO_28481
-->      B.11.22 - PHNE_29449

               B.11.04, B.11.22:
                 Download and install the appropriate files.

AVAILABILITY:  Patches are available now for all except B.11.04
              and B.11.22 (libc.1).

CHANGE SUMMARY: Rev.01 - Corrected instructions for replacing
                        libc.1 on 11.00 and 11.11.
                        Added CERT CA-2003-10 reference.
               Rev.02 - Corrected instructions 10.20
               Rev.03 - Patches are available for 11.00 and 11.11
                        libc.1 must still be manually installed
                        for 11.00 and 11.11
               Rev.04 - Corrected 11.00 and 11.11 patch
               Rev.05 - Added note about general release patches
               Rev.06 - Added PHCO_26158.
                        Added AFFECTED VERSIONS section.
               Rev.07 - Added PHCO_28982 and PHCO_28983.
               Rev.08 - Corrected patch names.
                        PHCO_28982 should be PHNE_28982.
                        PHCO_28983 should be PHNE_28983.
               Rev.09 - Added PHCO_28480 and PHCO_28481.
               Rev.10 - Added PHNE_29449.

 A. Background

    There are potential buffer overflows in
   xdrmem_getbytes() and related functions.

    This issue has been reported by CERT/CC in
   advisory CA-2003-10.

    HP Tru64 UNIX/TruCluster Servers:
   The following potential security vulnerability has been
   identified or reported in the HP Tru64 UNIX operating system
   that may result in unauthorized Privileged Access or a
   Denial of Service (DoS).
   This potential vulnerability may be in the form of Local
   and Remote security domain risks.

    Cross reference: SSRT2322, SSRT2384, SSRT2341,
                    SSRT2439, SSRT2412

    Not Impacted:

      HP NonStop Servers
     HP OpenVMS

**REVISED 10**

     The following is a list by HP-UX revision of
    affected filesets and the fileset revision or
    patch containing the fix.  To determine if a
    system has an affected version, search the
    output of "swlist -a revision -l fileset"
    for an affected fileset, then determine if
    a fixed revision or the applicable patch is

     HP-UX B.11.22
--> fix: PHNE_29449 or subsequent
    fix: libc.1

     HP-UX B.11.11
    fix: PHNE_28983 or subsequent
    fix: PHCO_28481 or subsequent

     HP-UX B.11.04
    fix: libnsl.1.64_11.00, libnsl.a.64_11.00
    fix: libnsl.1.32_11.00, libnsl.a.32_11.00
    fix: libc.1

     HP-UX B.11.00
    fix: PHNE_28982 or subsequent
    fix: PHCO_28480 or subsequent

     HP-UX B.10.20
    fix: PHCO_26158 or subsequent


 B. Recommended solution

**REVISED 10**
   Note: If the preliminary patches, PHNE_28929.depot or
         PHNE_28930.depot have been installed, they must
         be removed with swremove before installing the
         general release patches PHNE_28982 (11.00) or
         PHNE_28983 (11.11) or subsequent.

    Remove the preliminary patches with swremove
   if they are on the system:

      PHNE_28929.depot          #B.11.00
     PHNE_28930.depot          #B.11.11

     Install the appropriate patches.

          B.10.20 - PHCO_26158
         B.11.00 - PHNE_28982
         B.11.00 - PHCO_28480
         B.11.11 - PHNE_28983
         B.11.11 - PHCO_28481
-->      B.11.22 - PHNE_29449

 --> In addition download and install the appropriate
--> library files for B.11.04 and B.11.22 as described
--> below.

     System:           hprc.external.hp.com  (
    Login:            xdr2
    Password:         xdr2

     Browser ftp access:


        Note: There is an ftp defect in IE5 that may result in
              a browser hang.  To work around this:
       Select Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced
       Un-check the option: [ ] Enable folder view for FTP sites

         If you wish to verify the md5 sum please refer to:

              Patch sums and the MD5 program

     Download the appropriate files and unpack with gunzip:

        libc.1.gz            # B.11.04, B.11.22
       libnsl.1.32_11.00.gz # B.11.04
       libnsl.a.32_11.00.gz # B.11.04
       libnsl.1.64_11.00.gz # B.11.04
       libnsl.a.64_11.00.gz # B.11.04

      Verify the cksum or md5.

         If you wish to verify the md5 sum please refer to:

              Patch sums and the MD5 program

     3108550729 1867776 libc.1
     2543748420 679936 libnsl.1.32_11.00
     3883898582 652664 libnsl.1.64_11.00
     2393869471 818268 libnsl.a.32_11.00
     205723668 1456024 libnsl.a.64_11.00

 MD5 (libc.1) = 118ce482dbb3982b7484ddc434d77a51
MD5 (libnsl.1.32_11.00) = a6bbfcae4a7044b0d1e9aece871c126e
MD5 (libnsl.1.64_11.00) = b3c76866d75a4216be7787f219c051df
MD5 (libnsl.a.32_11.00) = 1c0aea725173673eb1c8e9410180096c
MD5 (libnsl.a.64_11.00) = 06c8fd367c7620a017e9bb2e7df3ec7d

      For B.11.04
     #DIR=[path to new files]
     #cd /usr/lib

      #cp $DIR/libnsl.1.32_11.00 libnsl.1.new
     #cp $DIR/libnsl.a.32_11.00 libnsl.a.new
     #cp $DIR/libc.1 libc.1.new

      #chmod 555 libnsl.1.new
     #chmod 444 libnsl.a.new
     #chmod 555 libc.1.new

      #chown bin:bin libnsl.1.new
     #chown bin:bin libnsl.a.new
     #chown bin:bin libc.1.new

      #mv libnsl.1 libnsl.1.orig
     #mv libnsl.a libnsl.a.orig
     #mv libc.1 libc.1.orig

      #mv libnsl.1.new libnsl.1
     #mv libnsl.a.new libnsl.a
     #mv libc.1.new libc.1

      #cd /usr/lib/pa20_64

      #cp $DIR/libnsl.1.64_11.00 libnsl.1.new
     #cp $DIR/libnsl.a.64_11.00 libnsl.a.new

      #chmod 555 libnsl.1.new
     #chmod 444 libnsl.a.new

      #chown bin:bin libnsl.1.new
     #chown bin:bin libnsl.a.new

      #mv libnsl.1 libnsl.1.orig
     #mv libnsl.a libnsl.a.orig

      #mv libnsl.1.new libnsl.1
     #mv libnsl.a.new libnsl.a

      After this, any applications that use libnsl.1 must be
     restarted.  Any applications that use libnsl.a must
     be relinked and restarted.
     Any applications that use libc.1 must be restarted.

      Rebooting is the recommended way to restart the applications
     using libnsl.1 or libc.1.

      For B.11.22
-->  Install PHNE_29449 or subsequent and:

      #DIR=[path to new files]
     #cd /usr/lib
     #cp $DIR/libc.1 libc.1.new
     #chmod 555 libc.1.new
     #chown bin:bin libc.1.new
     #mv libc.1 libc.1.orig
     #mv libc.1.new libc.1

      After this, any applications that use libnsl.so.1 must be

      Rebooting is the recommended way to restart the applications
     using libnsl.1 or libc.1.

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