HP Tru64 UNIX dop command privilege escalation

hp-dop-privilege-escalation (34175) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

HP Tru64 UNIX running the dop command, could allow a local authenticated attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system with root privileges.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.2
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 3.1
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Refer to HPSBTU02211 SSRT071326 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • HP Security Bulletin HPSBTU02211 SSRT071326: HP Tru64 UNIX Running the dop command, Local Execution of Arbitrary Code with Privilege Elevation.
  • BID-23881: HP Tru64 DOP Command Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-2553: Unspecified vulnerability in dop in HP Tru64 UNIX 5.1B-4, 5.1B-3, and 5.1A PK6 allows local users to gain privileges via a large amount of data in the environment, as demonstrated by a long environment variable.
  • OSVDB ID: 36203: HP Tru64 UNIX dop Unspecified Local Privilege Escalation
  • SA25197: HP Tru64 UNIX "dop" Command Privilege Escalation
  • SECTRACK ID: 1018021: HP Tru64 `dop` Command Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges

Platforms Affected:

  • Compaq Tru64 5.1a_pk6
  • Compaq Tru64 5.1b3
  • Compaq Tru64 5.1b4

Reported:

May 01, 2007

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