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Sec. Vulnerability with MPE/ix and malformed packets
Published: 2002-04-18 14:29:25
Updated: 2002-04-18 14:29:25

   Originally issued: 17 April 2002

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PROBLEM:  SA1457 out of i_port_timeout.fix_up_message_frame

PLATFORM: MPE/iX 6.0, 6.5, 7.0.

DAMAGE:   System failure.

SOLUTION: Install the patch.

MANUAL ACTIONS: Install new software version

AVAILABILITY:   Immediately, via ITRC

A. Background
   It was found that a malformed IP packet could result in a SA1457
   out of i_port_timeout.fix_up_message_frame on MPE/iX.

B. Fixing the problem
   Patches were built that tested for the malformed IP packets and
   avoided the abort:
      6.0      NSTGDB0
      6.5      NSTGDB1
      7.0      NSTGDB2

C. Recommended solution
   Install the patch, or its supersede, for appropriate OS level:

      6.0      NSTGDB0

      6.5      NSTGDB1
      7.0      NSTGDB2

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