SGI Affected

Updated:  April 24, 2002



Vendor Statement

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- SGI Security Advisory Title: IRISconsole icadmin password vulnerability Number: 20020406-01-P Date: April 24, 2002 Reference: CAN-2002-0171 - --- Issue Specifics --- It's been reported that under certain conditions the IRISconsole 2.0 product will allow login to the "icadmin" account with the wrong password. This vulnerability could lead to a privileged compromise of the IRISconsole environment. SGI has investigated the issue and recommends the following steps for neutralizing the exposure. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that these measures be implemented on ALL vulnerable SGI systems. These issues have been corrected patch 4038. - --- Impact --- The IRISconsole product is an optional product and is not installed by default on IRIX systems. In order to determine if IRISconsole is installed, execute the following command: % versions -b | grep IRISconsole If a line similar to that shown below is returned, then IRISconsole is installed: I IRISconsole 09/27/1999 IRISconsole Administration Software 2.0 This vulnerability was assigned the following CVE: - --- Temporary Workaround --- There is no effective workaround available for these problems. SGI recommends installing patch 4038. - --- Solution --- Install patch 4038 available from and This patch is for IRISconsole 2.0 and is not tied to a specific IRIX operating system release. ##### Patch File Checksums #### The actual patch will be a tar file containing the following files: Filename: README.patch.4038 Algorithm #1 (sum -r): 27613 34 README.patch.4038 Algorithm #2 (sum): 40443 34 README.patch.4038 MD5 checksum: C9D4829884AA5F4BD60AA366BF3B00FA Filename: patchSG0004038 Algorithm #1 (sum -r): 24783 2 patchSG0004038 Algorithm #2 (sum): 45387 2 patchSG0004038 MD5 checksum: 37029900C0634CBE2BEDDEA86418C083 Filename: patchSG0004038.IRISconsole_sw Algorithm #1 (sum -r): 13394 312 patchSG0004038.IRISconsole_sw Algorithm #2 (sum): 7321 312 patchSG0004038.IRISconsole_sw MD5 checksum: 742FBF3B52049AA5BC79E2D1DCF42CE3 Filename: patchSG0004038.idb Algorithm #1 (sum -r): 44486 4 patchSG0004038.idb Algorithm #2 (sum): 17160 4 patchSG0004038.idb MD5 checksum: EB60B3E0287C11736242E418C2DA5DDE - --- Acknowledgments ---- SGI wishes to thank FIRST and the users of the Internet Community at large for their assistance in this matter. - --- Links --- SGI Security Advisories can be found at: and SGI Security Patches can be found at: and SGI patches for IRIX can be found at the following patch servers: and SGI freeware updates for IRIX can be found at: SGI fixes for SGI open sourced code can be found on: SGI patches and RPMs for Linux can be found at: or SGI patches for Windows NT or 2000 can be found at: IRIX 5.2-6.4 Recommended/Required Patch Sets can be found at: and IRIX 6.5 Maintenance Release Streams can be found at: IRIX 6.5 Software Update CDs can be obtained from: The primary SGI anonymous FTP site for security advisories and patches is ( Security advisories and patches are located under the URL For security and patch management reasons, (mirrors security FTP repository) lags behind and does not do a real-time update. - --- SGI Security Information/Contacts --- If there are questions about this document, email can be sent to ------oOo------ SGI provides security information and patches for use by the entire SGI community. This information is freely available to any person needing the information and is available via anonymous FTP and the Web. The primary SGI anonymous FTP site for security advisories and patches is ( Security advisories and patches are located under the URL The SGI Security Headquarters Web page is accessible at the URL: For issues with the patches on the FTP sites, email can be sent to For assistance obtaining or working with security patches, please contact your SGI support provider. ------oOo------ SGI provides a free security mailing list service called wiretap and encourages interested parties to self-subscribe to receive (via email) all SGI Security Advisories when they are released. Subscribing to the mailing list can be done via the Web ( or by sending email to SGI as outlined below. % mail subscribe wiretap end ^d In the example above, is the email address that you wish the mailing list information sent to. The word end must be on a separate line to indicate the end of the body of the message. The control-d (^d) is used to indicate to the mail program that you are finished composing the mail message. ------oOo------ SGI provides a comprehensive customer World Wide Web site. This site is located at . ------oOo------ If there are general security questions on SGI systems, email can be sent to For reporting *NEW* SGI security issues, email can be sent to or contact your SGI support provider. A support contract is not required for submitting a security report. This information is provided freely to all interested parties and may be redistributed provided that it is not altered in any way, SGI is appropriately credited and the document retains and includes its valid PGP signature. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: 2.6.2 iQCVAwUBPMbavbQ4cFApAP75AQHDuQQAt0TQgF78WDKMILqMCFnbDE1p5mmQGRE0 MMM+KgFJEUheCCqsmmx4vLb5i7oLbZR5vRtHWut0OgY5sW1E5OA+vLb4am32Tmew SSwJv3XKrD+gu2Gi0A3GKQAdSN86X1zv2f71nJJTOgKVLlteqMg+DQYkFKpbxY5/ 7f7Ook84C/Q= =rFWt -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

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