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HP Secure OS Software for Linux security bulletins digest (19 DEC)

Dec 19, 2001, 18:06 (0 Talkback[s])
From:   IT Resource Center 
Subject:        HP Secure OS Software for Linux security bulletins digest
Date:   19 Dec 2001 03:46:38 -0800      

                        HP Support Information Digests

===============================================================================
o  Security Bulletin Digest Split
   ------------------------------

   The security bulletins digest has been split into multiple digests
   based on the operating system (HP-UX, MPE/iX, and HP Secure OS 
   Software for Linux).  You will continue to receive all security
   bulletin digests unless you choose to update your subscriptions.  
   
   To update your subscriptions, use your browser to access the
   IT Resource Center on the World Wide Web at:

     http://www.itresourcecenter.hp.com/

   Under the Maintenance and Support Menu, click on the "more..." link.
   Then use the 'login' link at the left side of the screen to login
   using your IT Resource Center User ID and Password.

   Under the notifications section (near the bottom of the page), select
   Support Information Digests.

   To subscribe or unsubscribe to a specific security bulletin digest, 
   select or unselect the checkbox beside it. Then click the 
   "Update Subscriptions" button at the bottom of the page.

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   like to be REMOVED from this mailing list, access the
   IT Resource Center on the World Wide Web at:

     http://www.itresourcecenter.hp.com/

   Login using your IT Resource Center User ID and Password.
   Then select Support Information Digests (located under
   Maintenance and Support).  You may then unsubscribe from the
   appropriate digest.
===============================================================================


Digest Name:  daily HP Secure OS Software for Linux security bulletins digest
    Created:  Wed Dec 19  3:00:03 PST 2001

Table of Contents:

Document ID      Title
---------------  -----------
HPSBTL0112-007   Security vulnerability in hplx-sendmail
HPSBTL0112-009   Security vulnerability in Ghostscript lpr LPRng printing
HPSBTL0112-008   Updated glibc packages are available

The documents are listed below.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Document ID:  HPSBTL0112-007
Date Loaded:  20011218
      Title:  Security vulnerability in hplx-sendmail

TEXT





---------------------------------------------------------------
    HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY BULLETIN: #007
    Originally issued: 18 December '01
---------------------------------------------------------------

The information in the following Security Bulletin should be acted
upon as soon as possible.  Hewlett-Packard Company will not be
liable for any consequences to any customer resulting from customer's
failure to fully implement instructions in this Security Bulletin as
soon as possible.

---------------------------------------------------------------
PROBLEM:  Security vulnerability in hplx-sendmail.

PLATFORM: Any system running HP Secure OS software for Linux Release 1.0

DAMAGE:   Potential for local users to gain unauthorized root access.

SOLUTION: Apply the appropriate patch.

MANUAL ACTIONS: None

AVAILABILITY: The patch is available now.
---------------------------------------------------------------
 A. Background
 
   hplx-sendmail-1.0-1 is based upon (publicly available) 
   Sendmail version 8.11.6 which has an input validation flaw 
   in part of its debugging code. This flaw could be exploited 
   by an attacker who already has local access to a system 
   and wants to gain root privileges.  This flaw is fixed in 
   hplx-sendmail-1.1-1, which is based upon Sendmail v8.12.1.

 B. Fixing the problem
 
    Apply the following patch:
       
        HPTL_00007
    
    This patch is available as follows: -

    Use your browser to access the HP IT Resource Center page
    at:

       http://itrc.hp.com

    Use the 'Login' tab at the left side of the screen to login
    using your ID and password.  Use your existing login or the
    "Register" button at the left to create a login. Remember to save the
    User ID assigned to you, and your password. This login provides
    access to many useful areas of the ITRC.

    Under the "Maintenance and Support" section, select "Individual Patches".

    In the field at the bottom of the page labeled "retrieve a specific patch
    by entering the patch name", enter {{ Patch number (s) }}

    For instructions on installing the patch, please see the install text file
    included in the patch.


 C. To subscribe to automatically receive future NEW HP Security
    Bulletins from the HP IT Resource Center via electronic
    mail, do the following:

    Use your browser to access to the HP IT Resource Center page
    at:

       http://itrc.hp.com

    Use the 'Login' tab at the left side of the screen to login
    using your ID and password.  Use your existing login or the
    "Register" button at the left to create a login. Remember to 
    save the User ID assigned to you, and your password. This
    login provides access to many useful areas of the ITRC.  

    In the leftmost frame select "Maintenance and Support".

    Under the "Notifications" section (near the bottom of
    the page), select "Support Information Digests".

    To -subscribe- to future HP Security Bulletins or other
    Technical Digests, click the check box (in the left column)
    for the appropriate digest and then click the "Update
    Subscriptions" button at the bottom of the page.

    or

    To -review- bulletins already released, select the link
    (in the middle column) for the appropriate digest.

 D. To report new security vulnerabilities, send email to

    security-alert@hp.com

    Please encrypt any exploit information using the
    security-alert PGP key, available from your local key
    server. You ma also get the security-alert PGP key by 
    sending a message with a -subject- (not body) of 
    'get key' (no quotes) to security-alert@hp.com.

    Permission is granted for copying and circulating this
    Bulletin to Hewlett-Packard (HP) customers (or the Internet
    community) for the purpose of alerting them to problems,
    if and only if, the Bulletin is not edited or changed in
    any way, is attributed to HP, and provided such reproduction
    and/or distribution is performed for non-commercial purposes.

    Any other use of this information is prohibited. HP is not
    liable for any misuse of this information by any third party.
 ---------------------------------------------------------------
-----End of Document ID:  HPSBTL0112-007--------------------------------------


Document ID:  HPSBTL0112-009
Date Loaded:  20011218
      Title:  Security vulnerability in Ghostscript lpr LPRng printing

TEXT





---------------------------------------------------------------
    HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY BULLETIN: #009
    Originally issued: 17 December '01
---------------------------------------------------------------

The information in the following Security Bulletin should be acted
upon as soon as possible.  Hewlett-Packard Company will not be
liable for any consequences to any customer resulting from the 
customer's failure to fully implement instructions in this Security 
Bulletin as soon as possible.

Because the vulnerability does not require a Hewlett-Packard Secure OS
1.0 patch or re-packaging of the RPM affected by the advisory, the
RPMs have not been produced or tested by Hewlett-Packard.

---------------------------------------------------------------
PROBLEM:  Security vulnerability in Ghostscript lpr LPRng printing

PLATFORM: Any system running HP Secure OS software for Linux Release 1.0

DAMAGE:   Potential read access to inappropriate files

SOLUTION: Apply the appropriate RPMs (see section B below)

MANUAL ACTIONS: None

AVAILABILITY: The RPMs are available now.
 ---------------------------------------------------------------
 A. Background

    A vulnerability exists in Ghostscript lpr LPRng printing that could
    be exploited to gain read access to inappropriate files.

 B. Fixing the problem

    Hewlett-Packard recommends that customers download the RPMs 
    listed in the following Red Hat Security Advisory:
    2001-12-14 printtool (RHSA-2001-112) Printing exposes system files to reading   
    http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2001-112.html


    To install the security advisory RPMs, use the following sequence
    of commands:

    1. If you use the tripwire product, we recommend that you run a 
       a consistency check and fix any violations before installing
       the security advisory RPM. 

           tripwire --check --interactive

    2. Install the advisory RPM from the root account.

           rpm -F <advisory RPM name>

    3. Update the tripwire database

           tripwire --check --interactive



    NOTE:
    The rpm -q <package name> command can be used to determine if the
    product is installed. Hewlett-Packard recommends applying the
    security advisory fixes to installed packages only. The -F option
    to the RPM installer will only apply the fix if the package is
    currently installed on the system. Dependent RPMs can be found by
    using the "Find Latest RPMs" search facility at
    http://www.redhat.com/apps/download. To find the latest dependent 
    RPM enter the RPM's name in the "By Keyword" box.
    

 C. To subscribe to automatically receive future NEW HP Security
    Bulletins from the HP IT Resource Center via electronic
    mail, do the following:

    Use your browser to access the HP IT Resource Center page
    at:

       http://itrc.hp.com

    Use the 'Login' tab at the left side of the screen to login
    using your ID and password.  Use your existing login or the
    "Register" button at the left to create a login. Remember to
    save the User ID assigned to you, and your password. This
    login provides access to many useful areas of the ITRC.

    In the leftmost frame select "Maintenance and Support".

    Under the "Notifications" section (near the bottom of
    the page), select "Support Information Digests".

    To -subscribe- to future HP Security Bulletins or other
    Technical Digests, click the check box (in the left column)
    for the appropriate digest and then click the "Update
    Subscriptions" button at the bottom of the page.

    or

    To -review- bulletins already released, select the link
    (in the middle column) for the appropriate digest.

 D. To report new security vulnerabilities, send email to

    security-alert@hp.com

    Please encrypt any exploit information using the
    security-alert PGP key, available from your local key
    server. You may also get the security-alert PGP key by
    sending a message with a -subject- (not body) of
    'get key' (no quotes) to security-alert@hp.com.

    Permission is granted for copying and circulating this
    Bulletin to Hewlett-Packard (HP) customers (or the Internet
    community) for the purpose of alerting them to problems,
    if and only if, the Bulletin is not edited or changed in
    any way, is attributed to HP, and provided such reproduction
    and/or distribution is performed for non-commercial purposes.

    Any other use of this information is prohibited. HP is not
    liable for any misuse of this information by any third party.
 ---------------------------------------------------------------
-----End of Document ID:  HPSBTL0112-009--------------------------------------


Document ID:  HPSBTL0112-008
Date Loaded:  20011218
      Title:  Updated glibc packages are available

TEXT





---------------------------------------------------------------
    HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY BULLETIN: #008
    Originally issued: 17 December '01
---------------------------------------------------------------

The information in the following Security Bulletin should be acted
upon as soon as possible.  Hewlett-Packard Company will not be
liable for any consequences to any customer resulting from the 
customer's failure to fully implement instructions in this Security 
Bulletin as soon as possible.

Because the vulnerability does not require a Hewlett-Packard Secure OS
1.0 patch or re-packaging of the RPM affected by the advisory, the
RPMs have not been produced or tested by Hewlett-Packard.

---------------------------------------------------------------
PROBLEM:  Security vulnerability in glibc.

PLATFORM: Any system running HP Secure OS software for Linux Release 1.0

DAMAGE:   Potential remote execution of commands by an intruder

SOLUTION: Apply the appropriate RPMs (see section B below)

MANUAL ACTIONS: None

AVAILABILITY: The RPMs are available now.
 ---------------------------------------------------------------
 A. Background

    A vulnerability exists in glibc that could be used by an intruder
    to cause a denial of service (crash) or to execute arbitrary code.

 B. Fixing the problem

    Hewlett-Packard recommends that customers download the RPMs 
    listed in the following Red Hat Security Advisory:
    2001-12-14 glibc-devel (RHSA-2001-160) Updated glibc packages are available  
    http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2001-160.html


    To install the security advisory RPMs, use the following sequence
    of commands:

    1. If you use the tripwire product, we recommend that you run a 
       a consistency check and fix any violations before installing
       the security advisory RPM. 

           tripwire --check --interactive

    2. Install the advisory RPM from the root account.

           rpm -F <advisory RPM name>

    3. Update the tripwire database

           tripwire --check --interactive



    NOTE:
    The rpm -q <package name> command can be used to determine if the
    product is installed. Hewlett-Packard recommends applying the
    security advisory fixes to installed packages only. The -F option
    to the RPM installer will only apply the fix if the package is
    currently installed on the system. Dependent RPMs can be found by
    using the "Find Latest RPMs" search facility at
    http://www.redhat.com/apps/download. To find the latest dependent 
    RPM enter the RPM's name in the "By Keyword" box.
    

 C. To subscribe to automatically receive future NEW HP Security
    Bulletins from the HP IT Resource Center via electronic
    mail, do the following:

    Use your browser to access the HP IT Resource Center page
    at:

       http://itrc.hp.com

    Use the 'Login' tab at the left side of the screen to login
    using your ID and password.  Use your existing login or the
    "Register" button at the left to create a login. Remember to
    save the User ID assigned to you, and your password. This
    login provides access to many useful areas of the ITRC.

    In the leftmost frame select "Maintenance and Support".

    Under the "Notifications" section (near the bottom of
    the page), select "Support Information Digests".

    To -subscribe- to future HP Security Bulletins or other
    Technical Digests, click the check box (in the left column)
    for the appropriate digest and then click the "Update
    Subscriptions" button at the bottom of the page.

    or

    To -review- bulletins already released, select the link
    (in the middle column) for the appropriate digest.

 D. To report new security vulnerabilities, send email to

    security-alert@hp.com

    Please encrypt any exploit information using the
    security-alert PGP key, available from your local key
    server. You may also get the security-alert PGP key by
    sending a message with a -subject- (not body) of
    'get key' (no quotes) to security-alert@hp.com.

    Permission is granted for copying and circulating this
    Bulletin to Hewlett-Packard (HP) customers (or the Internet
    community) for the purpose of alerting them to problems,
    if and only if, the Bulletin is not edited or changed in
    any way, is attributed to HP, and provided such reproduction
    and/or distribution is performed for non-commercial purposes.

    Any other use of this information is prohibited. HP is not
    liable for any misuse of this information by any third party.
 ---------------------------------------------------------------
-----End of Document ID:  HPSBTL0112-008-----------------------------------