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Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 07:34:17 -0700
Subject: HPSBMA02239 SSRT061260 rev.2 - HP OpenView Operations (OVO) Agents Running Shared Trace Service, Remote Arbitrary Code Execution

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HPSBMA02239 SSRT061260 rev.2 - 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: 2007-08-28

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 ( 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 a system 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.11.11 
HP-UX B.11.23 
HP-UX B.11.31 
action: install revision 3.10.040 or subsequent 

action: install revision 3.10.040 or subsequent 

action: install revision 3.10.040 or subsequent 

action: install revision 3.10.040 or subsequent 

- ->action: install PHSS_36278 or subsequent 

action: install revision 3.10.040 or subsequent 

- ->action: install PHSS_35457 or subsequent 


HP has made the following patches available to resolve the vulnerability. The patches can be downloaded from 

Patches are not yet available for all client systems. For client systems without resolution patches available, HP has provided a hotfix to resolve this vulnerability. Please contact HP Support and request the applicable hotfixes from the following url: 

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 
Install hotfix                  HP-UX PA                     HP-UX PA 
Install hotfix                  HP-UX PA                     HP-UX IA 
Install hotfix                  HP-UX PA                     Solaris 
Install hotfix                  HP-UX PA                     Windows 
PHSS_36278                  HP-UX PA                     Linux 
Install hotfix                  HP-UX PA                     AIX 
- ->PHSS_35457               HP-UX PA                    Tru64 Unix 
Install hotfix                  Solaris                         HP-UX PA 
Install hotfix                  Solaris                         HP-UX IA 
Install hotfix                  Solaris                         Solaris 
Install hotfix                  Solaris                         Windows 
ITOSOL_00586               Solaris                         Linux 
Install hotfix                  Solaris                         AIX 
- ->ITOSOL_00530            Solaris                        Tru64 Unix 

MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - NonUpdate 
Install hotfix 


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) - 28 August 2007 Added OV NNM information, added CVE-2007-3872 to the references, PHSS_35457, ITOSOL_00530 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.

Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported product, send Email to: 
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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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