Hewlett Packard Information for VU#420475

Hewlett-Packard Virtual Vault OS (VVOS) contains vulnerability in mkacct program



Vendor Statement

Document ID:  HPSBUX0107-161
Date Loaded:  20010718
     Title:  Sec. Vulnerability in VVOS mkacct


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PROBLEM:  Security Vulnerability in mkacct program.

PLATFORM: HP9000 Servers running HP-UX 11.04 (VVOS), VirtualVault only.

DAMAGE:   Potential unauthorized privileged access.

SOLUTION: Install the appropriate patch for the VirtualVault release:
            VirtualVault 4.0               PHSS_24169,
            VirtualVault 4.5               PHSS_24212.

AVAILABILITY:  The patches are available now.

I.    Background
     Hewlett-Packard Company has discovered that the /sbin/mkacct
     program incorrectly performs its functions, with a potential
     to allow unauthorized privileged access.

II.   Recommended solution
     Application of the appropriate patch selected from the list below
     completely solves this problem.

      For VirtualVault releases:
            VirtualVault 4.0               PHSS_24169,
            VirtualVault 4.5               PHSS_24212.

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