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Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 17:57:58 -0600
From: zdi-disclosures@...m.com
To: full-disclosure@...ts.grok.org.uk, bugtraq@...urityfocus.com
Cc: zdi-disclosures@...m.com
Subject: ZDI-07-079: Hewlett-Packard HP-UX swagentd Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-07-079: Hewlett-Packard HP-UX swagentd Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-07-079.html
December 17, 2007

-- CVE ID:
CVE-2007-6195

-- Affected Vendor:
Hewlett-Packard

-- Affected Products:
HP-UX 11.11

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID . 
For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:

    http://www.tippingpoint.com 

-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Hewlett-Packard HP-UX operating system.
Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the function sw_rpc_agent_init (opcode
0x04) defined in swagentd. Specific malformed arguments can cause
function pointers to be overwritten and thereby result in arbitrary
code execution.

-- Vendor Response:
Hewlett-Packard has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found in HP document ID #SB2294r1.

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2007.07.20 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2007.12.17 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by Tenable Network Security.

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disclosing discovered vulnerabilities.

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    http://www.zerodayinitiative.com

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