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From: Eelco Duijker <e.duijker () ITSEC NL>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 08:33:08 +0100

Does anyone know if this is the patch for an older vulnerability, i.e.
'the man command potentially allows attackers to overwrite any arbitrary
file on the system via symlink bugs'

Thanks in advance.

Regards Eelco Duijker

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
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

                        HP Support Information Digests

o  IT Resource Center World Wide Web Service

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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
---------------  -----------
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--------------------------------------

Eelco Duijker <mailto:e.duijker () itsec nl>

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