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HPSBMA02224 SSRT071334 rev.2 - HP System Management Homepage (SMH) for Linux, Remote Privileged Access


Document ID: c01072894

Version: 2

HPSBMA02224 SSRT071334 rev.2 - HP System Management Homepage (SMH) for Linux, Remote Privileged Access
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2007-06-12

Last Updated: 2012-06-01

Potential Security Impact: Remote privileged access

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team


A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP System Management Homepage (SMH) for Linux. This vulnerability could be exploited remotely to gain privileged access.

References: none

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

HP System Management Homepage (SMH) versions prior to v2.1.9 running on Linux systems that belong to Novell's e-directory implementation of directory services.


For a PGP signed version of this security bulletin please write to:

With SMH prior to v2.1.9 Novell e-directory members are handled as members of the root group. Therefore, these e-directory members are given privileged access to SMH.

Note: SMH does not support running on the e-directory implementation of directory services.


HP has provided System Management Homepage (SMH) v2.1.9 or subsequent to resolve the vulnerability.

The most recent version of System Management Homepage (SMH) is available here:

Version:1 (rev.1) - 12 June 2007 Initial Release
Version:2 (rev.2) - 1 June 2012 Updated URL in the Resolution section

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches which are to be installed on systems running HP software products should be applied in accordance with the customer's patch management policy.

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Software Product Category: The Software Product Category is represented in the title by the two characters following HPSB.

3C = 3COM
3P = 3rd Party Software
GN = HP General Software
HF = HP Hardware and Firmware
MU = Multi-Platform Software
NS = NonStop Servers
OV = OpenVMS
PI = Printing and Imaging
PV = ProCurve
ST = Storage Software
TU = Tru64 UNIX

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