HP-UX PHSS_42040 : HP-UX Dynamic Loader, Local Privilege Escalation, Denial of Service (DoS) (HPSBUX02688 SSRT100513 rev.1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 56846


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


s700_800 11.31 linker + fdp cumulative patch :

A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HP-UX dynamic loader. The vulnerability could be exploited locally to create a privilege escalation, or a Denial of Service (DoS).


Install patch PHSS_42040 or subsequent.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56846

File Name: hpux_PHSS_42040.nasl

Version: 1.31

Type: local

Published: 3/6/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/5/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2398

BID: 48577

HP: HPSBUX02688, SSRT100513, emr_na-c02904002

IAVB: 2011-B-0079