HP HP-UX 11.31/B.11.31 Installation access control

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A vulnerability has been found in HP HP-UX 11.31/B.11.31 (Operating System) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing of the component Installation. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, and integrity. The summary by CVE is:

The installation process for NFS/ONCplus B.11.31_08 and earlier on HP HP-UX B.11.31 changes the NFS_SERVER setting in the nfsconf file, which might allow remote attackers to obtain filesystem access via NFS requests.

The weakness was shared 03/25/2010 as not defined posting (Bugtraq). The advisory is shared at marc.info. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2010-0451. The exploitation appears to be difficult. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/06/2021). MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 68962 (HP-UX Running NFS/ONCplus, NFS Inadvertently Enabled (HPSBUX02509 SSRT100032 rev.1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family HP-UX Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-25163) and Tenable (68962).






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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 68962
Nessus Name: HP-UX Running NFS/ONCplus, NFS Inadvertently Enabled (HPSBUX02509 SSRT100032 rev.1)
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OpenVAS ID: 835226
OpenVAS Name: HP-UX Update for NFS/ONCplus HPSBUX02509
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01/27/2010 🔍
03/25/2010 +57 days 🔍
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Vendor: hp.com

Advisory: marc.info
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2010-0451 (🔍)

X-Force: 57216
Vulnerability Center: 25163 - HP-UX Remote Security Restrictions Bypass Vulnerability via the ONCplus Package, Medium
SecurityFocus: 38982 - HP-UX ONCplus NFS Configuration Security Bypass Vulnerability
OSVDB: 63243 - HP-UX ONCplus Package NFS_SERVER Configuration Option NFS Enabling Weakness


Created: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 09/06/2021 07:15 AM
Changes: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM (66), 02/22/2017 10:47 AM (8), 09/06/2021 07:04 AM (4), 09/06/2021 07:15 AM (1)
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