[security bulletin] HPSBMA02239 SSRT061260 rev.3 - HP OpenView Operations (OVO) Agents Running Shared Trace Service, Remote Arbitrary Code Execution

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Subject: [security bulletin] HPSBMA02239 SSRT061260 rev.3 - HP OpenView Operations (OVO) Agents Running Shared Trace Service, Remote Arbitrary Code Execution

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HPSBMA02239 SSRT061260 rev.3 - HP OpenView Operations (OVO) Agents Running Shared Trace Service, Remote Arbitrary Code Execution

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2007-08-07
Last Updated: 2008-01-08

Potential Security Impact: Remote arbitrary code execution

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team

A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HP OpenView Operations (OVO) Agents running Shared Trace Service. The vulnerability could be remotely exploited to execute arbitrary code.

References: CVE-2007-3872

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP OpenView OVO Agents OVO8.x HTTPS agents on AIX, HP-UX (IA and PA), HP Tru64 Unix, Solaris, and Windows running Shared Trace Service.


Note: HP OpenView Operations (OVO) requires HP OpenView Network Node Manager (OV NNM) on the OVO server. OVO will install OV NNM if it is not already present. OV NNM requires the installation of certain patches to be compatible with the resolution discussed below. To insure correct operation the recommendations of Security Bulletin HPSBMA02242 SSRT061260 must be implemented before the recommendations of this Security Bulletin. 

The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks Cody Pierce of TippingPoint DV Labs (dvlabs.tippingpoint.com) for reporting this vulnerability to security-alert@hp.com.

The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks an anonymous researcher working with the iDefense VCP for reporting this vulnerability to security-alert@hp.com. 

HP has made the following patches available to resolve the vulnerability. The patches can be downloaded from http://itrc.hp.com 

Each patch is to be installed on the operating system listed in the "System to be Patched" column. Each patch is for communication with the operating system listed in the "Client System" column.

Patch (or subsequent)    System to be Patched    Client System
PHSS_37397                 HP-UX PA                      HP-UX PA
PHSS_37399                 HP-UX PA                      HP-UX IA
PHSS_37398                 HP-UX PA                      Solaris
PHSS_37335                 HP-UX PA                      Windows
PHSS_36278                 HP-UX PA                       Linux
PHSS_37336                 HP-UX PA                       AIX
PHSS_35457                 HP-UX PA                      Tru64 Unix
ITOSOL_00633              Solaris                           HP-UX PA
ITOSOL_00635              Solaris                           HP-UX IA
ITOSOL_00634              Solaris                           Solaris
ITOSOL_00628              Solaris                           Windows
ITOSOL_00586              Solaris                           Linux
ITOSOL_00629              Solaris                           AIX
ITOSOL_00530              Solaris                           Tru64 Unix



HP-UX Software Assistant: HP-UX Software Assistant is an enhanced application that replaces HP-UX Security Patch Check. It analyzes all HP-issued Security Bulletins 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.


HP-UX B.11.11 
HP-UX B.11.23 
HP-UX B.11.31 
action: install PHSS_37397 or subsequent 

action: install PHSS_37399 or subsequent 

action: install PHSS_37398 or subsequent 

action: install PHSS_37335 or subsequent 

action: install PHSS_36278 or subsequent 

action: install PHSS_37336 or subsequent 

action: install PHSS_35457 or subsequent 


Version:1 (rev.1) - 7 August 2007 Initial release 
Version:2 (rev.2) - 28 August 2007 Added OV NNM information, added CVE-2007-3872 to the references, PHSS_35457, ITOSOL_00530 available 
Version:3 (rev.3) - 8 January 2008 patches available 

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches which 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.

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* The Software Product Category that this Security Bulletin relates to is represented by the 5th and 6th characters of the Bulletin number in the title: 

GN = HP General SW
MA = HP Management Agents
MI = Misc. 3rd Party SW
NS = HP NonStop Servers
PI = HP Printing & Imaging
ST = HP Storage SW
TL = HP Trusted Linux
TU = HP Tru64 UNIX
VV = HP VirtualVault
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.

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