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HPSBMA02197 SSRT061285 rev.1 - HP-UX Running HP Power Manager Remote Agent (RA), Local Execution of Arbitrary Code with Root Privileges


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HPSBMA02197 SSRT061285 rev.1 - HP-UX Running HP Power Manager Remote Agent (RA), Local Execution of Arbitrary Code with Root Privileges
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2007-04-25

Last Updated: 2007-04-25

Potential Security Impact: Local execution of arbitrary code with root privileges

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


A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running HP Power Manager Remote Agent (RA). The vulnerability could be exploited by a local authorized user to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the root user.

References: none

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

HP-UX B.11.11, B.11.23 running HP Power Manager RA revision 4.0Build10 and previous.


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

To determine if an HP-UX system has an affected version, search the output of "swlist -a revision -l fileset" for one of the filesets listed below. For affected systems verify that the recommended action has been taken.


HP-UX B.11.23
HP-UX B.11.11
action: install HPPowerManagerRA revision 4.0Build11 or subsequent



HP has provided the following software update to resolve this vulnerability:

HP Power Manager (HPPM) - HPUX Remote Agent - HPPowerManagerRA revision 4.0Build11 or subsequent

The update is available for download from:

The update is provided as a tar archive:
HP Power Manager (HPPM) - HPUX Remote Agent (tar)

Further information can be found in the HP-UXReadme.txt file in the tar archive.

Update to HPPowerManagerRA revision 4.0Build11 or subsequent.


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) 25 April 2007 Initial release

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.

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