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Xauthority problem
HPSBUX9407-015
Published: 1994-07-13 00:00:00
Updated: 1994-07-13 00:00:00


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      HEWLETT-PACKARD SECURITY BULLETIN: #00015, 13 July 94
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Hewlett-Packard recommends that the information in the following
Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible. Hewlett-
Packard 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:  Xauthority problem in series 700, hp-ux 9.X.
PLATFORM: HP 9000 700
DAMAGE:   Under certain conditions Xauthority will not be enabled.
          The vulnerability allows users logged onto the X server's
          system to access the display without providing the
          Xauthority code.
SOLUTION: Apply patch PHSS_4485 (hp-ux_patches/s700/9.X/PHSS_4485)


AVAILABILITY: PHSS_4485 is available now.

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How to Install the Patch

 1.  Get a copy of the patch from one of the following locations:

      a. HP SupportLine Mail Service

         To obtain the patch, send the following in the TEXT PORTION
         OF THE MESSAGE to support@support.mayfield.hp.com
         (no Subject is required):

             send PHSS_4485


         It will automatically be emailed back to you.  Note that
         users may also download the patch from HP SupportLine via
         ftp, kermit, or uucp.

      b. Response Center Support

         If you need additional assistance and have a support
         contract, you can contact your local Response Center for
         further help.

 2.  The patch information is current as of July 13, 1994.  You
     should list the patch:

           more PHSS_4485


     If it has been replaced there will be banner text saying:

                   OBSOLETE
                   REPLACED
                      BY
                   PHSS_NNNN


 3.  Apply the patch to your HP-UX system.  The complete instructions
     for applying the patch are in PHSS_4485.text.

 4.  Examine /tmp/update.log for any relevant WARNINGs or ERRORs.  This
     can be done as follows:

     a.  At the shell prompt, type "tail -60 /tmp/update.log | more"
     b.  Page through the next three screens via the space bar, looking
         for WARNING or ERROR messages.

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