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[security bulletin] HPSBUX02366 SSRT080120 rev.2 - HPUX Running useradd(1M), Local Unauthorized Access
May 08 2009 01:18PM
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01539431
HPSBUX02366 SSRT080120 rev.2 - HPUX Running useradd(1M), Local Unauthorized Access
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.
Release Date: 2009-04-27
Last Updated: 2009-05-07
Potential Security Impact: Local unauthorized access
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HP-UX running the useradd(1M) command. The vulnerability could be exploited locally to allow unauthorized access to directories or files.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.11, B.11.23, B.11.31 running the useradd(1M) command
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2009-0719 (AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:N) 6.0
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.
HP has made the following patches available to resolve this vulnerability.
The patches are available from http://itrc.hp.com
B.11.11 (11i v1)
PHCO_38492 or subsequent
B.11.23 (11i v2)
PHCO_38491 or subsequent
B.11.31 (11i v3)
PHCO_38547 or subsequent
The incorrect use of certain useradd(1M) options can result in corruption of the /etc/default/useradd template file.
The corrupt /etc/default/useradd template file can cause accounts to be created with incorrect ownership and permissions.
The patches insure that useradd(1M) options are processed correctly in all cases.
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - NonUpdate
Verify group id and home directory for all accounts
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
HP-UX Software Assistant: HP-UX Software Assistant is an enhanced application that replaces HP-UX Security Patch Check. It analyzes all Security Bulletins issued by HP and lists recommended actions that may apply to a specific HP-UX system. It can also download patches and create a depot automatically. For more information see: https://www.hp.com/go/swa
The following text is for use by the HP-UX Software Assistant.
action: install PHCO_38492 or subsequent, verify group id and home directory for all accounts
action: install PHCO_38491 or subsequent, verify group id and home directory for all accounts
action: install PHCO_38547 or subsequent, verify group id and home directory for all accounts
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
Version:1 (rev.1) - 27 April 2009 Initial release
Version:2 (rev.2) - 7 May 2009 Correct patch IDs
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