Document ID: KM02992244 (c01040453)
Release Date: 2003-09-09
Last Updated: 2007-05-03
Potential Security Impact: Local or remote Denial of Service (DoS) or elevated privileges
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability may exist in the Internet Express (IX) sendmail code which could result in a local or remote exploit of a denial of service (DoS) or unauthorized privileged access.
References: CERT- VU#993452, CAN-2003-0688
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
The product versions affected are Internet Express sendmail Version 8.12.0 through Version 8.12.8 These versions of sendmail were shipped with Internet Express Versions 5.8, 5.9, 6.0, and 6.1.
Note: The sendmail versions shipped with the HP Tru64 UNIX V5.1A and V5.1B are NOT affected by this potential vulnerability.
For a PGP signed version of this security bulletin please write to: email@example.com
The correction for this potential sendmail vulnerability is scheduled to be available in the following mainstream release of Internet Express:
Internet Express Version 6.2
To determine if this patch kit is needed:
To determine the version of sendmail running on your system run the following command:
>/usr/sbin/sendmail -d0.1 Version 8.12.0 Xxxxx xxxx (other information)
If the sendmail version displayed is 8.12.0 - 8.12.8 then you will need to patch sendmail with the Early Release Patch (ERP) kit detailed below.
Until the next release of Internet Express V6.2 containing the sendmail correction is available, HP is releasing the following Early Release Patch (ERP) kit.
ERP Kit Name: T64V51AB-IX6-SENDMAIL-58-61-SSRT3612
The README document provides patch kit installation and removal instructions and a summary of the patch.
Revision: 0 (rev.0) - 29 September 2003 Initial release
Version: 1 (rev.1) - 27 May 2005 Reformatted
Version: 2 (rev.2) - 03 May 2007 Reformatted
System management and security procedures must be reviewed frequently to maintain system integrity. HP is continually reviewing and enhancing the security features of software products to provide customers with current secure solutions.
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