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HP-UX ftpd Remote Privileged Access Authentication Bypass

Critical

Synopsis

The remote FTP server may allow remote privileged access.

Description

According to its banner, the version of the HP-UX FTP server running on the remote host is at a patch level before PHNE_38458. Such versions reportedly contain an unspecified vulnerability that in certain account configurations could be exploited by an anonymous remote attacker to gain privileged access.

Solution

Apply patch PHNE_38458 or later.