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Sec. Vulnerability in VVOS mkacct
Published: 2001-07-19 00:00:00
Updated: 2001-07-19 00:00:00


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PROBLEM:  Security Vulnerability in mkacct program.

PLATFORM: HP9000 Servers running HP-UX 11.04 (VVOS), VirtualVault only.

DAMAGE:   Potential unauthorized privileged access.

SOLUTION: Install the appropriate patch for the VirtualVault release:
             VirtualVault 4.0               PHSS_24169,
             VirtualVault 4.5               PHSS_24212.

AVAILABILITY:  The patches are available now.

I.    Background
      Hewlett-Packard Company has discovered that the /sbin/mkacct
      program incorrectly performs its functions, with a potential
      to allow unauthorized privileged access.

II.   Recommended solution
      Application of the appropriate patch selected from the list below
      completely solves this problem.

      For VirtualVault releases:
             VirtualVault 4.0               PHSS_24169,
             VirtualVault 4.5               PHSS_24212.

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