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HP Security Bulletin HPSBUX03166 SSRT101489 2

HP Security Bulletin HPSBUX03166 SSRT101489 2
Posted Feb 9, 2015
Authored by HP | Site hp.com

HP Security Bulletin HPSBUX03166 SSRT101489 2 - A potential security vulnerability has been identified in the HP-UX running PAM using libpam_updbe in pam.conf(4). This vulnerability could allow remote users to bypass certain authentication restrictions. Revision 2 of this advisory.

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advisories | CVE-2014-7879
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HP Security Bulletin HPSBUX03166 SSRT101489 2

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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: c04511778
Version: 2

HPSBUX03166 SSRT101489 rev.2 - HP-UX running PAM libpam_updbe, Remote
Authentication Bypass

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.

Release Date: 2014-11-25
Last Updated: 2015-02-06

Potential Security Impact: Remote authentication bypass

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in the HP-UX running
PAM using libpam_updbe in pam.conf(4). This vulnerability could allow remote
users to bypass certain authentication restrictions.

References:

CVE-2014-7879 (SSRT101489)

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

HP-UX B.11.31 without patch PHCO_43875 installed.
HP-UX B.11.23 without patch PHCO_43874 installed.
HP-UX B.11.11 without patch PHCO_43873 installed.

BACKGROUND

User policy definitions are not correctly processed. Supplemented man pages
for pam_updbe(4) and pam_user.conf(5) to clarify changes.

CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
===========================================================
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2014-7879 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C) 9.0
===========================================================
Information on CVSS is documented
in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002

RESOLUTION

HP has provided the following patches to resolve this vulnerability.

The patches are available from the following location:
http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public

OS Version
Patch ID

HP-UX B.11.31
PHCO_43875 or subsequent

HP-UX B.11.23
PHCO_43874 or subsequent

HP-UX B.11.11
PHCO_43873 or subsequent

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
===========
OS-Core.ADMN-ENG-A-MAN
OS-Core.CORE-ENG-A-MAN
OS-Core.CORE-64SLIB
OS-Core.CORE-SHLIBS
OS-Core.CORE2-64SLIB
OS-Core.CORE2-SHLIBS
action: install patch PHCO_43875 or subsequent

HP-UX B.11.23
===========
OS-Core.ADMN-ENG-A-MAN
OS-Core.CORE-ENG-A-MAN
OS-Core.CORE2-64SLIB
OS-Core.CORE2-SHLIBS
action: install patch PHCO_43874 or subsequent

HP-UX B.11.11
===========
OS-Core.ADMN-ENG-A-MAN
OS-Core.CORE-ENG-A-MAN
OS-Core.CORE-SHLIBS
action: install patch PHCO_43873 or subsequent

END AFFECTED VERSIONS

HISTORY
Version:1 (rev.1) - 25 November 2014 Initial release
Version:2 (rev.2) - 6 February 2015 Corrected patch ID in AFFECTED VERSIONS
section

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.

Support: For issues about implementing the recommendations of this Security
Bulletin, contact normal HP Services support channel. For other issues about
the content of this Security Bulletin, send e-mail to security-alert@hp.com.

Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported
product, send Email to: security-alert@hp.com

Subscribe: To initiate a subscription to receive future HP Security Bulletin
alerts via Email:
http://h41183.www4.hp.com/signup_alerts.php?jumpid=hpsc_secbulletins

Security Bulletin Archive: A list of recently released Security Bulletins is
available here:
https://h20564.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/secBullArchive/

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

Copyright 2015 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors
or omissions contained herein. The information provided is provided "as is"
without warranty of any kind. To the extent permitted by law, neither HP or
its affiliates, subcontractors or suppliers will be liable for
incidental,special or consequential damages including downtime cost; lost
profits; damages relating to the procurement of substitute products or
services; or damages for loss of data, or software restoration. The
information in this document is subject to change without notice.
Hewlett-Packard Company and the names of Hewlett-Packard products referenced
herein are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company in the United States and
other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be
trademarks of their respective owners.

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