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HPSBUX03369 SSRT102037 rev.1 - HP-UX execve(2), Local Elevation of Privilege

SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: c04735247

Version: 1

HPSBUX03369 SSRT102037 rev.1 - HP-UX execve(2), Local Elevation of Privilege
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2015-08-20

Last Updated: 2015-08-20


Potential Security Impact: Local elevation of privilege

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE Product Security Response Team

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY

A potential security vulnerability have been identified with HP-UX programs using the execve(2) system call. The vulnerability could be exploited locally to create an elevation of privilege.

References: CVE-2015-2132 (SSRT102037)

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

  • HP-UX B.11.31 with patch PHKL_44270 or earlier installed.
  • HP-UX B.11.23 with patch PHKL_34432 or earlier installed.
  • HP-UX B.11.11 with patch PHKL_34110 or earlier installed.

BACKGROUND

CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics

Reference
Base Vector
Base Score
CVE-2015-2132
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:N/A:N)
4.4

Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002

RESOLUTION

HP has provided the following patch to resolve this vulnerability.

The patch is available from the following location:

http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/

HP-UX Release
Patch ID
B.11.31 (11i v3)
PHKL_44278
B.11.23 (11i v2)
PHKL_44285
B.11.11 (11i v1)
PHKL_44305


MANUAL ACTIONS: No

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.

AFFECTED VERSIONS

HP-UX B.11.31
==================
ProgSupport.C-INC
ProgSupport.C2-INC
ProgSupport.PAUX-ENG-A-MAN
OS-Core.CORE2-KRN
action: install patch PHKL_44278 or subsequent

HP-UX B.11.23
==================
OS-Core.CORE2-KRN
action: install patch PHKL_44285 or subsequent

HP-UX B.11.11
==================
OS-Core.CORE2-KRN
action: install patch PHKL_44305 or subsequent

END AFFECTED VERSIONS

HISTORY
Version:1 (rev.1) - 20 August 2015 Initial release

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be installed on systems running HP software products should be applied in accordance with the customer's patch management policy.

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Software Product Category: The Software Product Category is represented in the title by the two characters following HPSB.

3C = 3COM
3P = 3rd Party Software
GN = HP General Software
HF = HP Hardware and Firmware
MP = MPE/iX
MU = Multi-Platform Software
NS = NonStop Servers
OV = OpenVMS
PI = Printing and Imaging
PV = ProCurve
ST = Storage Software
TU = Tru64 UNIX
UX = HP-UX

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