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Digest Name: daily security bulletins digest
Created: Fri Aug 24 3:00:02 PDT 2001

Table of Contents:

Document ID Title
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HPSBUX0106-154 Sec. Vulnerability in OpenView NNM (rev.1)

The documents are listed below.

Document ID: HPSBUX0106-154
Date Loaded: 20010823
Title: Sec. Vulnerability in OpenView NNM (rev.1)

Originally issued: 20 June '01 LAST REVISED: 21 August '01

The information in the following Security Bulletin should be
acted upon as soon as possible. Hewlett-Packard Company will
not be liable for any consequences to any customer resulting
from customer's failure to fully implement instructions in this
Security Bulletin as soon as possible.


PROBLEM: It is possible to gain unauthorized privileges
in OpenView Network Node Manager.

PLATFORM: HP9000 Servers running HP-UX releases 10.20 and
11.00 (only).
Sun Microsystems SOLARIS releases 2.X
Microsoft Windows NT4.X / Windows 2000
running NNM 6.1

DAMAGE: A malicious user may obtain unauthorized privileges under
certain conditions.

SOLUTION: Apply one of these patches:
HP-UX 11.00 HP-UX 10.20 SOLARIS 2.X WinNT4.X/2000
PHSS_23780 PHSS_23779 PSOV_02905 NNM_00698
**REV 01**
------>> Note: NNM 6.2 is not vulnerable.

AVAILABILITY: These four patches are Special Release patches are
available only from
They are not available from the ITRC.

CHANGE SUMMARY: Clarification in Section B below and the SOLUTION
section above.
A. Background
Hewlett-Packard Company has been notified of a vulnerability
in its OpenView Network Node Manager. It is possible to gain
unauthorized privileges.

B. Fixing the problem
Apply one of these patches:
HP-UX 11.00 HP-UX 10.20 SOLARIS 2.X WinNT4.X/2000
PHSS_23780 PHSS_23779 PSOV_02905 NNM_00698

or a superseding patch.
Searching http://ovweb.external.hp.com/cpe/patches/ for one
of the patch numbers above will direct you to the latest
superseding patch.

**REV 01**
------>> Although versions of NNM prior to NNM 6.1 are not
------>> vulnerable in their default configuration, it is possible
------>> to modify the default configuration so as to make those
------>> versions vulnerable. Therefore, we recommend that all
------>> customers update to NNM 6.2 or install the appropriate
------>> patches for NNM 6.1.
------>> The patches listed above have been superseeded. If you
------>> have NNM 6.1 and have installed one of the patches listed
------>> above, no further action is required. The patches listed
------>> above are no longer available. These are the latest patches
------>> that solve the security problem in NNM 6.1:
------>> HP-UX 11.00 HP-UX 10.20 SOLARIS 2.X WinNT4.X/2000
------>> PHSS_24443 PHSS_24442 PSOV_02956 NNM_00743
------>> Note: one way to determine whether NNM is installed on
------>> your system is to run the following command:
------>> swlist | grep "Network Node Manager"

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-----End of Document ID: HPSBUX0106-154--------------------------------------

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