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Re: HPUX security bulletins digest
From: "Boyce, Nick" <nick.boyce () EDS COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 21:37:46 -0000
I'm confused <g> ... the HP alert indicates that problem "HPSBUX0011-130"
is both a "DoS at boot-time" problem, and a remote root compromise - [see
"DAMAGE" and "Background" below].
So which is it ? Maybe it's both, but if it's just boot-time DoS I can
live with that for a spell.
The man page says :
auto_parms is a system initialization script whose primary
responsibility lies in handling first time boot configuration and
ongoing management of the DHCP lease(s).
The script is 1700 lines long, so I don't want to have to try to analyse it
myself. Since it deals with DHCP address requesting, I suppose it may be
vulnerable to something like the recent ISC DHCP client vulnerability (if
there exists a malicious DHCP server somewhere), but HP don't give any
Does anyone understand this better than me ?
[It matters a bit to me - many systems to fix - as to quite how much panic I
allow myself ...]
I'd log a call with HP to ask, but I've not had a useful result from that
course in the past.
EDS Healthcare, Bristol, UK
From: Oonk, Patrick [mailto:patrick () PINE NL]
Sent: 13 November 2000 13:22
To: BUGTRAQ () SECURITYFOCUS COM
Subject: security bulletins digest
HP Support Information Digests
Document ID Title
HPSBUX0011-130 Sec. Vulnerability in auto_parms
DAMAGE: May allow remote users to gain root access or to disrupt
Hewlett-Packard Company has been informed of a defect in the
/sbin/auto_parms script. There is potential for a Denial of
Service (DoS) at boot time.
- Re: HPUX security bulletins digest Boyce, Nick (Nov 14)