HP-UX Running the LP Subsystem, remote Denial of Service (DoS)

Original Release Date: September 12, 2006
Last Revised: September 12, 2006
Number: ASA-2006-184
Risk Level: Low
Advisory Version: 1.0
Advisory Status: Final

1. Overview:

Title: HPSBUX02139 SSRT5981 rev.1 - HP-UX Running the LP Subsystem, remote Denial of Service (DoS)
Potential Impact: Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
Summary: HP-UX's implementation of the lp command has been found to contain a potential security issue. A remote user could cause a Denial of Service (DoS) by taking advantage of this.
Affected Versions:
HP-UX B.11.00
HP-UX B.11.04
HP-UX B.11.11
HP-UX B.11.23

Avaya's Predictive Dialer does not ship with the LP daemon enabled. As a result, the OS is not vulnerable to this attack without a system administrator enabling the LP daemon.

2. Avaya System Products with HP-UX running the LP Subsystem:

Product: Affected Version(s): Risk Level: Actions:
Avaya Predictive Dialer PDS v12, APC 3.0 Low HP-UX 11.00 - install PHNE_33790 or subsequent
HP-UX 11.11 - install PHNE_33791 or subsequent

3. Additional Information:

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5. Revision History:

V 1.0 - September 12, 2006 - Initial Statement issued.

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