HP-UX PHCO_33219 : HP-UX passwd(1) Local Denial of Service (DoS) (HPSBUX02103 SSRT5953 rev.3)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21548


The remote HP-UX host is missing a security-related patch.


s700_800 11.00 /sbin/passwd cumulative patch :

A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running /sbin/passwd which could be locally exploited to create a Denial of Service (DoS).


Install patch PHCO_33219 or subsequent.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21548

File Name: hpux_PHCO_33219.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2014/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:hp:hp-ux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/HP-UX/version, Host/HP-UX/swlist

Patch Publication Date: 2005/05/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/03/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1509

OSVDB: 24326

HP: emr_na-c00619550, HPSBUX02103, SSRT5953