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Hewlett Packard SSRT3606: wu-ftpd denial of service

by Nikola Strahija on August 28th, 2003 A potential security vulnerability may exist in the HP Tru64 UNIX Internet Express wu-ftpd code that could result in a local or remote exploit of a Denial of Service (DoS).


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SECURITY BULLETIN

REVISION: 0

SSRT3606 - Tru64 UNIX Internet Express wu-ftpd Potential
Security Vulnerability
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NOTICE: There are no restrictions for distribution of this
Bulletin provided that it remains complete and intact.

RELEASE DATE: 28 August 2003
LAST UPDATED:

SEVERITY: 1

SOURCE: HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY
Software Security Response Team

REFERENCE: CERT VU#743092

PROBLEM SUMMARY
A potential security vulnerability may exist in the HP
Tru64 UNIX Internet Express wu-ftpd code that could result
in a local or remote exploit of a Denial of Service (DoS).

VERSIONS IMPACTED
HP Tru64 UNIX currently supported versions including
V5.1a and V5.1b running Internet Express versions 5.1
through 6.1.

Note: The affected versions of wu-ftpd were 2.5.0
through 2.6.2.

RESOLUTION
The wu-ftpd correction is scheduled to be available in
the following mainstream release of Internet Express :

Internet Express V6.2

Until the next release of Internet Express V6.2
containing the wu-ftpd correction is available ,
HP is issuing an Early Release Patch (ERP) kit.

To determine if this ERP kit is needed:

# su root
# /usr/local/bin/ftpd -V | grep Version
Version wu-2.6.2(1) Thu May 8 02:03:26 EDT 2003

If the version is 2.5.0 through 2.6.2 and the date
displayed in the version string is prior to
Thu Aug 21 02:19:31 EDT 2003,the Early Release Patch
kit is needed.

The ERP kit is available for download at the following
location:
ERP Kit Name: T64V51AB-IX6-WU-FTPD-262-SSRT3606
General ITRC Patch Page:
http://www.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/mainPage.do
Kit Location:
http://www.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/patchDetail.do?
patchid=T64V51AB-IX6-WU-FTPD-262-SSRT3606

The Readme file contains additional information on
installation prerequisites.


SUPPORT: For further information, contact HP Services.

SUBSCRIBE: To subscribe to automatically receive
future Security Advisories from the Software Security
Response Team via electronic mail:
http://www.support.compaq.com/patches/mail-list.shtml

REPORT: To report a potential security vulnerability
with any HP supported product, send email to:
[email protected]

As always, HP urges you to periodically review your
system management and security procedures. HP will
continue to review and enhance the security features
of its products and work with our customers to maintain
and improve the security and integrity of their systems.

"HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in
order to bring to the attention of users of the
affected HP products the important security information
contained in this Bulletin. HP recommends that all
users determine the applicability of this information
to their individual situations and take appropriate
action. HP does not warrant that this information is
necessarily accurate or complete for all user situations
and, consequently, HP will not be responsible for any
damages resulting from user's use or disregard of the
information provided in this Bulletin."


(c)Copyright 2001, 2003 Hewlett-Packard Development
Company, L.P. Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be liable
for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained
herein. 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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