HP MPE/iX malformed IP packet denial of service

hp-mpeix-ip-dos (8901) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


HP MPE/iX is vulnerable to a denial of service attack. A remote attacker could send a malformed IP packet to a vulnerable server to cause the server to crash.


Denial of Service


Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Hewlett-Packard Company Security Bulletin HPSBMP0204-013. See References.


  • Hewlett-Packard Company Security Bulletin HPSBMP0204-013: Sec. Vulnerability with MPE/ix and malformed packets. (From SecurityFocus archive.)
  • BID-4536: MPE/iX Malformed IP Packet Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0609: Vulnerability in HP MPE/iX 6.0 through 7.0 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (system failure with SA1457 out of i_port_timeout.fix_up_message_frame) via malformed IP packets.
  • OSVDB ID: 11360: HP MPE/iX Malformed IP Packet DoS

Platforms Affected:

  • HP MPE iX 6.0
  • HP MPE iX 6.5
  • HP MPE iX 7.0


Apr 17, 2002

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