Document ID: KM02992242 (c01037990)
Release Date: 2002-11-13
Last Updated: 2007-04-26
Potential Security Impact: Local or remote elevation of privilege
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been has been identified in the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Module for System Authentication from Open Source Internet Solutions (OSIS) V5.4. (Later versions of OSIS have been renamed Internet Express for Tru64 UNIX.)
The potential vulnerability may result in local or remote nonprivileged users gaining unauthorized access to files or elevation of privilege on the system.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP Tru64 UNIX V4.0F V4.0G
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Early Release Patches (ERPs) are now available for OSIS 5.4 LDAP Module for System Authentication for HP Tru64 UNIX V4.0F and V4.0G (Cluster and Non-clustered Systems) that provide a solution to this potential vulnerability.
NOTE: Customers running the LDAP Module for System Authentication on HP Tru64 UNIX 5.*/TruCluster 5.* should update to the version included with Internet Express V5.9 or later.
Please review the README file for each patch prior to installation.
HP Tru64 UNIX V4.0G/TruCluster Server V1.6 with OSIS V5.4 LDAP Module for System Authentication. Download and install OSISV54_SSRT2385_40G_PATCH.tar from: ftp://ftp1.support.compaq.com/public/unix/v4.0g/
HP Tru64 UNIX V4.0F/TruCluster Server V1.6 with OSIS V5.4 LDAP Module for System Authentication. Download and install OSISV54_SSRT2385_40F_PATCH.tar from: ftp://ftp1.support.compaq.com/public/unix/v4.0f/
After completing the update, HP and Compaq strongly recommend that you perform an immediate backup of the system disk so that any subsequent restore operations begin with updated software. Otherwise, the updates must be re-applied after a future restore operation. Also, if at some future time the system is upgraded to a later patch release or version release, reinstall the appropriate ERP.
Revision: 0 (rev.0) - 13 November 2002 Initial release
Version: 1 (rev.1) - 18 May 2005 Reformatted
Version: 2 (rev.2) - 26 April 2007 Reformatted
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