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From: patrick () pine nl (Patrick Oonk)
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 14:57:04 +0100


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Digest Name:  Daily Security Bulletins Digest
    Created:  Wed Oct 28  4:20:04 PST 1998

Table of Contents:

Document ID      Title
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HPSBUX9810-086   Security Vulnerability with SharedX

The documents are listed below.
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Document ID:  HPSBUX9810-086
Date Loaded:  19981027
      Title:  Security Vulnerability with SharedX

<pre>
<a
name="Text1">---------------------------------------------------------------
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    HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY BULLETIN: #00086, 28 October 1998
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.

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PROBLEM:  The SharedX program recserv is vulnerable to a denial of
          service attack.

PLATFORM:  HP 9000 series 700/800.

DAMAGE:    Excessive cpu usage.

SOLUTION:  Install the patches listed below.

AVAILABILITY:  All patches are available now.

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I.
   A. Background
      HP SharedX Receiver Service (recserv) provides a method for a
      receiver to allow the sharing of windows without explicitly
      performing any xhost commands.  The Internet daemon, inetd,
      executes recserv when it receives a service request at the port
      listed in the services database.  Certain messages to the port
      can cause recserv to enter a tight processing loop

   B. Fixing the problem - Install the applicable patch:

         HP-UX revision 10.01  HP9000 Series 7/800   PHSS_16646
         HP-UX revision 10.10  HP9000 Series 7/800   PHSS_16647
         HP-UX revision 10.20  HP9000 Series 7/800   PHSS_16648
         HP-UX revision 11.00  HP9000 Series 7/800   PHSS_16649

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HPSBUX9810-086--------------------------------------



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