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Home : Advisories : Sec. Vulnerability in VVOS NSAPI

Title: Sec. Vulnerability in VVOS NSAPI
Released by: Hewlett-Packard
Date: 12th October 2000
Printable version: Click here
Digest Name:  Daily Security Bulletins Digest

    Created:  Thu Oct 12  3:00:02 PDT 2000

Table of Contents:

Document ID      Title

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HPSBUX0010-124   Sec. Vulnerability in VVOS NSAPI

The documents are listed below.


Document ID:  HPSBUX0010-124

Date Loaded:  20001011

      Title:  Sec. Vulnerability in VVOS NSAPI




 The information in the following Security Bulletin should be acted upon

 as soon as possible.  Hewlett-Packard Company will not be liable for any

 consequences to any customer resulting from customer's failure to fully

 implement instructions in this Security Bulletin as soon as possible.


PROBLEM:  The NSAPI plugin versions of the TGA and the Java Servlet

          proxy demonstrate high CPU utilization under certain


PLATFORM: HP9000 Series 7/800 running HP-UX 10.24 and 11.04 (VVOS)

          with VirtualVault (US/Canada or International).

DAMAGE:   Potential denial of services.

SOLUTION: Apply the appropriate patch:

              HP-UX release 10.24:                 PHSS_22187

              HP-UX release 11.04:                 PHSS_22296

AVAILABILITY: The patches are currently available.



   A. Background

      The NSAPI plugin versions of the TGA and the Java Servlet

      proxy demonstrate high CPU utilization under certain conditions.

      when running under the VirtualVault Operating System (VVOS).

   B. Fixing the problem

      This problem can be eliminated by installing one of the following


      Under HP-UX 10.24, with VirtualVault A.03.50 (both US/Canada

      and International):                                PHSS_22187

      Under HP-UX 11.04, with VirtualVault A.04.00 (both US/Canada

      and International):                                PHSS_22296

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