HP 9000 large user and group IDs privilege escalation

hp-large-uid-gid (7594) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Some programs on HP 9000 series 700/800 systems running HP-UX do not properly interpret UIDs and GIDs greater than 60000. An attacker could use a vulnerable program to gain privileges, including root access.


Gain Access


Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Hewlett-Packard Security Bulletin HPSBUX9611-041. See References

Note: Scan and examine your systems for suid files that may not be safe for a large UID/GID system. Certify that all program are safe to use in large UID/GID systems. Remove or restrict execute privileges for programs that may be unsafe.


Platforms Affected:

  • HP HP-UX 10.20


Nov 21, 1996

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