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HPSBUX02724 SSRT100650 rev.3 - HP-UX Running System Administration Manager (SAM), Local Increase in Privilege

SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: c03089106

Version: 3

HPSBUX02724 SSRT100650 rev.3 - HP-UX Running System Administration Manager (SAM), Local Increase in Privilege
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2011-11-16

Last Updated: 2012-01-30


Potential Security Impact: Local increase in privilege

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

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY

A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running SAM. This vulnerability could be locally exploited to create an increase in privilege.

References: CVE-2011-4159

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

HP-UX 11.11 running EMS prior to A.04.20.11.06
HP-UX 11.23 running EMS prior to A.04.20.23.07
HP-UX 11.31 running EMS prior to A.04.20.31.08

BACKGROUND

For a PGP signed version of this security bulletin please write to: security-alert@hp.com

CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics

Reference
Base Vector
Base Score
CVE-2011-4159
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
6.8

Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002

RESOLUTION

HP has provided unofficial upgrades to resolve this vulnerability.
The upgrades are available from the following location
https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=EventMonitoring

HP-UX Release
A.04.20.X Depot Name
B.11.11 PA (32 and 64)
EventMonitoring_A.04.20.11.06_HP-UX_B.11.11_32_64.depot
B.11.23 (PA and IA)
EventMonitoring_A.04.20.23.07_HP-UX_B.11.23_IA_PA.depot
B.11.31 (PA and IA)
EventMonitoring_A.04.20.31.08_HP-UX_B.11.31_IA_PA.depot


MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update
Install A.04.20.X or subsequent

PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
HP-UX Software Assistant: HP-UX Software Assistant is an enhanced application that replaces HP-UX Security Patch Check. It analyzes all Security Bulletins issued by HP and lists recommended actions that may apply to a specific HP-UX system. It can also download patches and create a depot automatically. For more information see: https://www.hp.com/go/swa

The following text is for use by the HP-UX Software Assistant.

AFFECTED VERSIONS

HP-UX B.11.11
==================
EMS-Config.EMS-GUI
EMS-Core.EMS-CORE
EMS-Core.EMS-MX
EMS-Core.EMS-WRAPPER
EMS-MIBMonitor.MIBMON-RUN
action: install revision A.04.20.11.06 or subsequent

HP-UX B.11.23
==================
EMS-Config.EMS-GUI
EMS-Config.EMS-GUI-COM
EMS-Core.EMS-CORE
EMS-Core.EMS-CORE-COM
EMS-Core.EMS-MX
EMS-Core.EMS-WRAPPER
EMS-Core.EMS-WRAPPER-COM
EMS-MIBMon.MIBMON-RUN
EMS-MIBMon.MIBMON-RUN-COM
action: install revision A.04.20.23.07 or subsequent

HP-UX B.11.31
==================
EMS-Config.EMS-GUI
EMS-Config.EMS-GUI-COM
EMS-Core.EMS-CORE
EMS-Core.EMS-CORE-COM
EMS-Core.EMS-MX
EMS-Core.EMS-WRAPPER
EMS-Core.EMS-WRAPPER-COM
EMS-MIBMon.MIBMON-RUN
EMS-MIBMon.MIBMON-RUN-COM
action: install revision A.04.20.31.08 or subsequent

END AFFECTED VERSIONS

HISTORY
Version:1 (rev.1) 16 November 2011 Initial release
Version:2 (rev.2) 21 November 2011 New depots, revised supported software versions
Version:3 (rev.3) 30 January 2012 Final depots available

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

Support: For issues about implementing the recommendations of this Security Bulletin, contact normal HP Services support channel. For other issues about the content of this Security Bulletin, send e-mail to security-alert@hp.com.

Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported product, send Email to: security-alert@hp.com

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Security Bulletin List: A list of HP Security Bulletins, updated periodically, is contained in HP Security Notice HPSN-2011-001 https://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=emr_na-c02964430

Security Bulletin Archive: A list of recently released Security Bulletins is available here: http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/secBullArchive/

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
MP = MPE/iX
MU = Multi-Platform Software
NS = NonStop Servers
OV = OpenVMS
PI = Printing and Imaging
PV = ProCurve
ST = Storage Software
TU = Tru64 UNIX
UX = HP-UX

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