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Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 10:47:21 -0700
Subject: HPSBMA02242 SSRT061260 rev.2 - HP OpenView Network Node Manager (OV NNM) Running Shared Trace Service, Remote Arbitrary Code Execution

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HPSBMA02242 SSRT061260 rev.2 - HP OpenView Network Node Manager (OV NNM) 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: 2007-08-16

Potential Security Impact: Remote arbitrary code execution

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

A potential vulnerability has been identified with HP OpenView Network Node Manager (OV NNM) running Shared Trace Service. The vulnerability could be remotely exploited to execute arbitrary code. 

References: None

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
- -> HP OpenView Network Node Manager (OV NNM) v6.41, v7.01, v7.50, v7.51 running XPL earlier than 03.10.040 on HP-UX, Solaris, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Linux 

For a PGP signed version of this security bulletin please write to: 

The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks Cody Pierce of TippingPoint DV Labs ( for reporting this vulnerability to

The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks an anonymous researcher working with the iDefense VCP for reporting this vulnerability to

To determine if HP-UX has an affected version, search the output of "swlist -a revision -l fileset" for an affected fileset. Then determine if the recommended patch or update is installed.


HP-UX B.11.00 
HP-UX B.11.11 
HP-UX B.11.23 
HP-UX B.11.31 
action: install the XPL_COMPONENT_3.10.040 as discussed in the Resolution section 


HP has made the following procedure available to resolve the vulnerability. 
1. Install the following patches. These patches are available on: 

OV NNM v6.41 
 PHSS_35830 or subsequent
 PSOV_03469 or subsequent
Windows 2000, Windows XP 
 NNM_01148 or subsequent

OV NNM v7.01 
 PHSS_35579 or subsequent
 PSOV_03468 or subsequent
Windows 2000, Windows XP 
 NNM_01147 or subsequent

- -> OV NNM v7.50 
 Upgrade to NNM v7.51 and install PHSS_36385 or subsequent
 Upgrade to NNM v7.51 and install PHSS_36386 or subsequent
 Upgrade to NNM v7.51 and install PSOV_03479 or subsequent
Windows 2000, Windows XP 
 Upgrade to NNM v7.51 and install NNM_01158 or subsequent
Linux RedHatAS2.1 
 Upgrade to NNM v7.51 and install LXOV_00052 or subsequent

- -> OV NNM v7.51 
 PHSS_36385 or subsequent
 PHSS_36386 or subsequent
 PSOV_03479 or subsequent
Windows 2000, Windows XP 
 NNM_01158 or subsequent
Linux RedHatAS2.1 
 LXOV_00052 or subsequent

Note: The patches listed above do not resolve the vulnerability. They are needed for compatibility with XPL 03.10.040, which does resolve the vulnerability. 

2. Download the appropriate XPL_COMPONENT_3.10.040 file from the following site into a secure directory: 

HP-UX (Itanium)
Linux (RHEL2.1 AS)

3. Unpack the gz files using gunzip.

4. Verify the cksum or md5sum: 
765964855 13967360 XPL_COMPONENT_3.10.040_HPUX.tar 
964115406 22978560 XPL_COMPONENT_3.10.040_IPF.tar 
1071892883 2324480 XPL_COMPONENT_3.10.040_Linux.tar 
2657852015 11857920 XPL_COMPONENT_3.10.040_SOL.tar 
1507786934 1510091 
MD5 (XPL_COMPONENT_3.10.040_HPUX.tar) = 15cfc5f312ea192fcef5acf1f71b0f8a 
MD5 (XPL_COMPONENT_3.10.040_IPF.tar) = 86743b9a9585915f20e31c7da85fda69 
MD5 (XPL_COMPONENT_3.10.040_Linux.tar) = 1c30fae89c3682e5bb7d7e2747fcd734 
MD5 (XPL_COMPONENT_3.10.040_SOL.tar) = 4cd395f2f5b4a3c8aef34131643c1751 
MD5 ( = 3504a9c04b7f8f9502455043e07fb29d 

5. Unpack the tar or zip file into a secure directory.

6. Execute the appropriate installation script: or install.bat.

Install XPL_COMPONENT_3.10.040. 


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: 

Version: 1 (rev.1) - 7 August 2007 Initial release 
Version: 2 (rev.2) - 16 August 2007 Added NNM v7.51 

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
OV = HP OpenVMS 
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.

"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."

ęCopyright 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. 

Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. The information provided is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. To the extent permitted by law, neither HP or its affiliates, subcontractors or suppliers will be liable for incidental, special or consequential damages including downtime cost; lost profits; damages relating to the procurement of substitute products or services; or damages for loss of data, or software restoration. The information in this document is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard Company and the names of Hewlett-Packard products referenced herein are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company in the United States and other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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