HP-UX passwd(1) password file corruption

hp-passwd-dos (8939) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk


HP 9000 series servers running HP-UX could allow a local attacker to corrupt the password file. A local attacker could use the passwd(1) command to corrupt the password file and possibly cause a denial of service.


Denial of Service


Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Hewlett-Packard Company Security Bulletin HPSBUX0204-191. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • HP HP-UX 11.00
  • HP HP-UX 11.04
  • HP HP-UX 11.11


Apr 23, 2002

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