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From: Ben Greenbaum <bgreenbaum () SECURITYFOCUS COM>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 09:17:06 -0700

Ben Greenbaum
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Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 03:50:20 -0800 (PST)
From: IT Resource Center <support_feedback () us-support external hp com>
To: security_info () us-support external hp com
Subject: security bulletins digest

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Digest Name:  daily security bulletins digest
    Created:  Mon Jan 29  3:00:04 PST 2001

Table of Contents:

Document ID      Title
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HPSBUX0101-138   Sec. Vulnerability in man(1) command

The documents are listed below.

Document ID:  HPSBUX0101-138
Date Loaded:  20010128
      Title:  Sec. Vulnerability in man(1) command

    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.
ISSUE:     All HP9000 series 700/800 workstations and servers.

PLATFORM:  HP9000 Series 700 and 800 running HP-UX releases 11.00,
           11.04, 10.20, 10.24, 10.10 and 10.01.

POSSIBLE RESULT: Users could cause a Denial of Service (DoS).

SOLUTION: Apply patches for HP-UX releases as follows:
                       11.00:           PHCO_23088,
                       11.04:           PHCO_23178,
                       10.20:           PHCO_23089,
                       10.24:           PHCO_23178,
                       10.10:           PHCO_23090,
                       10.01:           PHCO_23091.

AVAILABILITY: The patches are available now.
    A. Background
       Hewlett-Packard Company has become aware of a defect in the
       the man(1) command.

    B. Fixing the problem
       The problem can be fully resolved by applying the appropriate
       patches to the system. For HP-UX release,
                       11.00:           PHCO_23088,
                       11.04:           PHCO_23178,
                       10.20:           PHCO_23089,
                       10.24:           PHCO_23178,
                       10.10:           PHCO_23090,
                       10.01:           PHCO_23091.

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-----End of Document ID:  HPSBUX0101-138--------------------------------------

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