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Home : Advisories : Vulnerability in top command

Title: Vulnerability in top command
Released by: Hewlett-Packard
Date: 18th December 2000
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Digest Name:  daily security bulletins digest

    Created:  Mon Dec 18  3:00:03 PST 2000

Table of Contents:

Document ID      Title

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HPSBUX0012-134   Sec. Vulnerability in top(1)

The documents are listed below.


Document ID:  HPSBUX0012-134

Date Loaded:  20001217

      Title:  Sec. Vulnerability in top(1)




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.


ISSUE:  the top(1) command has a security defect.

PLATFORM: HP9000 Servers running HP-UX release 11.00 and 10.XX.

DAMAGE:   Users can modify files writable by group "sys".

SOLUTION: Apply the appropriate patch listed below.

             HP-UX release 11.00:        PHCO_22686,

                           11.04:        PHCO_22921,

                           10.20:        PHCO_22556,

                           10.24:        PHCO_22922,

                           10.10:        PHCO_22557,

                           10.01:        PHCO_22558.

AVAILABILITY: These patches are available now.



  A. Background

     Hewlett-Packard Company has been informed of a defect in the

     program /usr/bin/top.

  B. Fixing the problem:

     The problem can be removed by applying the patch mentioned below.

     A system reboot is NOT required.

     For servers running HP-UX release 11.00:         PHCO_22686,

                                       11.04:         PHCO_22921,

                                       10.20:         PHCO_22556,

                                       10.24:         PHCO_22922,

                                       10.10:         PHCO_22557,

                                       10.01:         PHCO_22558.

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