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HPSBUX02715 SSRT100623 rev.3 - HP-UX Containers (SRP), Local Unauthorized Access and Increased Privileges


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HPSBUX02715 SSRT100623 rev.3 - HP-UX Containers (SRP), Local Unauthorized Access and Increased Privileges
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2011-10-26

Last Updated: 2011-10-28

Potential Security Impact: Local unauthorized access.

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


A potential vulnerability has been identified in HP-UX Containers, formerly HP-UX Secure Resource Partitions (SRP), when used in conjunction with patch PHKL_42310. The vulnerability could lead to a local unauthorized access and increased privileges.

References: CVE-2011-3164

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

HP-UX B.11.31 (11i v3) Secure Resource Partitions (SRP) A.03.00, A.03.00.002 and A.03.01.


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CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Base Vector
Base Score

Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.


HP has provided the following upgrade to resolve this vulnerability. The upgrade is to provide support for the deployment of Rational Clearcase on a system with HP-UX Containers.
The upgrade can be retrieved from

HP-UX Containers (SRP)
A.03.00, A.03.00.002, and A.03.01
Upgrade to HP-UX Containers A.03.01.001



HP-UX Software Assistant: HP-UX Software Assistant is an enhanced application that replaces HP-UX Security Patch Check. It analyzes all Security Bulletins issued by HP 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:

The following text is for use by the HP-UX Software Assistant.


HP-UX B.11.31
action: install revision A.03.01.001 or subsequent


Version: 1 (rev.1) - 26 October 2011 Initial release
Version: 2 (rev.2) - 27 October 2011 Corrected SWA directive
Version: 3 (rev.3) - 28 October 2011 Clarified Resolution

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be installed on systems running HP software products should be applied in accordance with the customer's patch management policy.

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Security Bulletin List: A list of HP Security Bulletins, updated periodically, is contained in HP Security Notice HPSN-2011-001

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Software Product Category: The Software Product Category is represented in the title by the two characters following HPSB.

3C = 3COM
3P = 3rd Party Software
GN = HP General Software
HF = HP Hardware and Firmware
MU = Multi-Platform Software
NS = NonStop Servers
OV = OpenVMS
PI = Printing and Imaging
PV = ProCurve
ST = Storage Software
TU = Tru64 UNIX

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