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Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 03:53:07 -0800 (PST)

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    Created:  Tue Nov 13  3:00:02 PST 2001

Table of Contents:

Document ID      Title
---------------  -----------
HPSBUX0111-175   Sec. Vulnerability in dtspcd

The documents are listed below.

Document ID:  HPSBUX0111-175
Date Loaded:  20011112
      Title:  Sec. Vulnerability in dtspcd


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:  Buffer overflow in dtspcd

PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 700/800 running HP-UX releases 10.10,
          10.20, 10.24, 11.00, 11.04, and 11.11.

DAMAGE:  Possible unauthorized access, possible increased privileges.

SOLUTION: Until patches are available, manually install a replacement

MANUAL ACTIONS: Install replacement dtspcd.

AVAILABILITY:  The replacement dtspcd files are available now.

 A. Background
    A buffer overflow has been reported in dtspcd.  It may be
    possible to exploit this overflow to gain unauthorized access.

 B. Fixing the problem
    Until patches are available, install the appropriate file to
    replace dtspcd.

 C. Recommended solution

      1. Download dtspcd.tar.gz from the ftp site.
         This file is temporary and will be deleted when patches
         are available from the standard HP web sites, including

          ftp site: hprc.external.hp.com (
          account: dtspcd
          password: dtspcd
          file: dtspcd.tar.gz

           If using a browser:

           ftp://dtspcd:dtspcd () hprc external hp com/dtspcd/

           Note: There is an ftp defect in IE5 that may result in
           a browser hang.  To work around this:
             - Select Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced
             - Un-check the option: [ ] Enable folder view for FTP sites

      2. Copy the dtspcd.tar.gz file to a protected directory
         and unpack it.
         If you wish to verify the md5 sum before unpacking the
         dtspcd.tar.gz file, please refer to:

               Patch sums and the MD5 program

          The md5 sum for dtspcd.tar.gz is:

         MD5 (dtspcd.tar.gz) = b122f84857f4da65b50d9926201608a1

      3. Install the new dtspcd file using the
         install_dtscpd script or some similar procedure.

         For example on a 10.20 system:

            ./install_dtscpd dtspcd.10.20

         Note: 10.24 systems should use dtspcd.10.20.
               11.04 systems should use dtspcd.11.00.
               On 10.24 and 11.04 (VVOS) systems the
               install_dtscpd should be run at SYSTEM.

      4. Each shar file contains the following README:

====================== Start of README ===============================
Note:  These files are temporary and will be deleted from the ftp site
       when official patches are available.

The install_dtspcd script may be used to install the
special release versions of dtspcd.

As root set the working directory to the location of the
special release dtspcd files and

   ./install_dtspcd <dtspcd.xx.yy>

Output of what(1)  (edited)
        X Window System, Version 11 R5+ HP-UX B.10.10.00
         October 2001 Patch Release
        (build date: Fri Nov  9 14:15:50 IST 2001)
        dtspcd: $Revision: 1.2 $

        X Window System, Version 11 R6+ HP-UX B.10.20.00
         October 2001 Patch Release
        (build date: Fri Nov  9 14:59:28 IST 2001)
        dtspcd: $Revision: 1.2 $

        View: /view/apurna_main, Build Type: r6oct01_1100
        (build date: Fri Nov  9 14:38:15 IST 2001)

        View: /view/apurna_main, Build Type: r6oct01_1111
        (build date: Fri Nov  9 14:17:18 IST 2001)
Output of cksum(1)
1296183867 163840 dtspcd.10.10
362631488 163840 dtspcd.10.20
2348623604 192512 dtspcd.11.00
592942149 200704 dtspcd.11.11
====================== End of README ===============================

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-----End of Document ID:  HPSBUX0111-175--------------------------------------

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