OpenVMS LOGINOUT could allow unauthorized system access

openvms-loginout-unauth-access (7151) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Digital OpenVMS could allow an attacker to gain unauthorized system access, caused by a vulnerability in the LOGINOUT function. This occurs only when external authentication is enabled.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in CERT Vendor-Initiated Bulletin VB-98.07. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • HP OpenVMS 7.1
  • HP OpenVMS AXP 7.1

Reported:

Jul 28, 1998

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