HP-UX IPv6 DCE dced or rpcd denial of service

hp-ipv6-dce-dos (9475) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


HP 9000 series servers are vulnerable to a denial of service. A vulnerability in the IPv6 functionality in DCE (Distributed Computing Environment) could allow a local attacker to modify internal data to cause the DCE daemon dced or rpcd to crash.


Base Score: 2.5
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 1.8
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Denial of Service


Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Hewlett-Packard Company Security Bulletin HPSBUX0207-196. See References.


  • Hewlett-Packard Company Security Bulletin HPSBUX0207-196: HP DCE/9000 1.8 DCE Client IPv6 vulnerability . (From SecurityFocus archive.)
  • BID-5143: HP-UX DCE Client IPv6 Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0992: Unknown vulnerability in IPV6 functionality for DCE daemons (1) dced or (2) rpcd on HP-UX 11.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via an attack that modifies internal data.
  • OSVDB ID: 9631: HP-UX dced IPV6 Functionality Internal Data Modification DoS
  • OSVDB ID: 9632: HP-UX rpcd IPV6 Functionality Internal Data Modification DoS

Platforms Affected:

  • HP HP-UX 11.11


Jul 01, 2002

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