HP HP-UX 11.00/11.11/11.22 denial of service

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in HP HP-UX 11.00/11.11/11.22 (Operating System). Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-404. The program does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Unspecified vulnerability in SharedX in HP-UX B.11.00, B.11.11, and B.11.22 allows local users to access unspecified files or cause a denial of service via unknown vectors related to handling of "files in a potentially insecure manner."

The weakness was disclosed 12/31/2004 (Website). The advisory is shared at www1.itrc.hp.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2004-2753 since 11/13/2007. The exploitation appears to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 16680 (HP-UX PHSS_29338 : HP-UX SharedX, Local Unauthorized Access or Denial of Service (DoS) (HPSBUX00307 SSRT3476 rev.2)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family HP-UX Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. A possible mitigation has been published 3 years after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (14838), SecurityTracker (ID 1008712) and Tenable (16680).






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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.5

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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 16680
Nessus Name: HP-UX PHSS_29338 : HP-UX SharedX, Local Unauthorized Access or Denial of Service (DoS) (HPSBUX00307 SSRT3476 rev.2)
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OpenVAS ID: 64175
OpenVAS Name: HP-UX Update for SharedX HPSBUX00307
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01/14/2004 🔍
01/14/2004 +0 days 🔍
01/17/2004 +3 days 🔍
12/31/2004 +349 days 🔍
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02/16/2005 +47 days 🔍
03/29/2007 +771 days 🔍
11/13/2007 +229 days 🔍
03/10/2015 +2674 days 🔍
04/22/2019 +1504 days 🔍


Vendor: hp.com

Advisory: www1.itrc.hp.com
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2004-2753 (🔍)
X-Force: 14838
SecurityTracker: 1008712
SecurityFocus: 9420 - HP SharedX Unspecified Local Insecure File Access Vulnerability
Secunia: 10657 - HP-UX SharedX Unspecified File Access Vulnerability, Less Critical


Created: 03/10/2015 12:14 PM
Updated: 04/22/2019 10:43 AM
Changes: 03/10/2015 12:14 PM (68), 04/22/2019 10:43 AM (7)
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