HPSBUX02829 SSRT100883 rev.1 - HP-UX Running X Font Server (xfs) Software, Local Denial of Service (DoS), Unauthorized Access NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible. Release Date: 2013-01-07 Last Updated: 2013-01-07 Potential Security Impact: Local Denial of Service (DoS), unauthorized access Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team VULNERABILITY SUMMARY A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running the X Font Server (xfs). The vulnerability could be exploited locally to create a Denial of Service (DoS), or allow unauthorized access. References: CVE-2012-1699 SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed. HP-UX B.11.11, B.11.23, B.11.31 running the X Font Server (xfs) before X11R6.7 BACKGROUND For a PGP signed version of this security bulletin please write to: email@example.com CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics Reference; Base Vector; Base Score CVE-2012-1699; (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P); 3.6 Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002 RESOLUTION HP has provided the following software patches to resolve the vulnerability. The patches are available for download from: http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc? HP-UX B.11.11; PHSS_43355 or subsequent HP-UX B.11.23; PHSS_43202 or subsequent HP-UX B.11.31; PHSS_43134 or subsequent MANUAL ACTIONS: No PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION HP-UX Software Assistant: HP-UX Software Assistant is an enhanced application that replaces HP-UX Security Patch Check. It analyzes all Security Bulletins issued by HP and lists recommended actions that may apply to a specific HP-UX system. It can also download patches and create a depot automatically. For more information see: https://www.hp.com/go/swa The following text is for use by the HP-UX Software Assistant. AFFECTED VERSIONS HP-UX B.11.11 ============== X11.X11-FONTSRV action: install PHSS_43355 or subsequent HP-UX B.11.23 ============== X11.X11-FONTSRV action: install PHSS_43202 or subsequent HP-UX B.11.31 ============== X11.X11-FONTSRV action: install PHSS_43134 or subsequent END AFFECTED VERSIONS HISTORY Version:1 (rev.1) - 7 January 2013 Initial Release Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be installed on systems running HP software products should be applied in accordance with the customer's patch management policy. Support: For further information, contact normal HP Services support channel. Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported product, send Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe: To initiate a subscription to receive future HP Security Bulletin alerts via Email: http://h41183.www4.hp.com/signup_alerts.php?jumpid=hpsc_secbulletins Security Bulletin List: A list of HP Security Bulletins, updated periodically, is contained in HP Security Notice HPSN-2011-001 https://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=emr_na-c02964 430 Security Bulletin Archive: A list of recently released Security Bulletins is available here: http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/secBullArchive/ Software Product Category: The Software Product Category is represented in the title by the two characters following HPSB. 3C = 3COM 3P = 3rd Party Software GN = HP General Software HF = HP Hardware and Firmware MP = MPE/iX MU = Multi-Platform Software NS = NonStop Servers OV = OpenVMS PI = Printing and Imaging PV = ProCurve ST = Storage Software TU = Tru64 UNIX UX = HP-UX REQUIRED FIELD INADVERTENTLY LEFT BLANK REQUIRED FIELD INADVERTENTLY LEFT BLANK System management and security procedures must be reviewed frequently to maintain system integrity. HP is continually reviewing and enhancing the security features of software products to provide customers with current secure solutions. "HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to bring to the attention of users of the affected HP products the important security information contained in this Bulletin. HP recommends that all users determine the applicability of this information to their individual situations and take appropriate action. HP does not warrant that this information is necessarily accurate or complete for all user situations and, consequently, HP will not be responsible for any damages resulting from user's use or disregard of the information provided in this Bulletin. To the extent permitted by law, HP disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement."
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