HP Tru64 UNIX multiple binaries have buffer overflows

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Hewlett-Packard (formerly Compaq) Tru64 UNIX is vulnerable to buffer overflows in multiple binaries. A remote or local attacker could exploit these buffer overflows to execute code on the system with elevated privileges or cause the system to crash.

For a list of affected binaries refer to the Compaq SECURITY BULLETIN SRB0039W. See References.

Note: HP 9000 series 700/800 systems running HP-UX versions 10.20, 11.00, 11.04, 11.11 and 11.22 running CDE are also vulnerable.


Gain Privileges


Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Compaq SECURITY BULLETIN SRB0039W. See References.

For HP-UX 10.20, 11.00, 11.04, 11.11, and 11.22:
Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Hewlett-Packard Company Security Bulletin HPSBUX0306-263. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.


Platforms Affected:

  • Compaq Tru64 4.0f
  • Compaq Tru64 4.0g
  • Compaq Tru64 5.0a
  • Compaq Tru64 5.1
  • Compaq Tru64 5.1a
  • HP HP-UX 10.20
  • HP HP-UX 11.00
  • HP HP-UX 11.04
  • HP HP-UX 11.11
  • HP HP-UX 11.22


Aug 31, 2002

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