There is a problem with the MPE/iX linkeditor that may allow an attacker to gain system manager privileges.
The problem affects HP3000 systems running MPE/iX versions 5.5 through 6.5. HP has published a security bulletin describing the solution to this vulnerability (HPSBMP0102-009). No additional details about the vulnerability are available.
The full impact of this vulnerability is not yet known, but it appears to allow local users to gain root privileges.
Apply the patches described in the HP security bulletin.
This document was written by Cory F. Cohen.
|Date First Published:||2001-06-01|
|Date Last Updated:||2001-08-30 16:20 UTC|