ID CVE-2007-5008
Summary The logins command in HP-UX B.11.31, B.11.23, and B.11.11 does not correctly report password status, which allows remote attackers to obtain privileges when certain "password issues" are not detected.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • HP-UX 11.11
    cpe:2.3:o:hp:hp-ux:11.11
  • HP-UX 11i v2
    cpe:2.3:o:hp:hp-ux:11.23
  • HP-UX 11i v3
    cpe:2.3:o:hp:hp-ux:11.31
CVSS
Base: 9.0 (as of 21-09-2007 - 16:36)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-287
CAPEC
  • Authentication Abuse
    An attacker obtains unauthorized access to an application, service or device either through knowledge of the inherent weaknesses of an authentication mechanism, or by exploiting a flaw in the authentication scheme's implementation. In such an attack an authentication mechanism is functioning but a carefully controlled sequence of events causes the mechanism to grant access to the attacker. This attack may exploit assumptions made by the target's authentication procedures, such as assumptions regarding trust relationships or assumptions regarding the generation of secret values. This attack differs from Authentication Bypass attacks in that Authentication Abuse allows the attacker to be certified as a valid user through illegitimate means, while Authentication Bypass allows the user to access protected material without ever being certified as an authenticated user. This attack does not rely on prior sessions established by successfully authenticating users, as relied upon for the "Exploitation of Session Variables, Resource IDs and other Trusted Credentials" attack patterns.
  • Exploiting Trust in Client (aka Make the Client Invisible)
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities in client/server communication channel authentication and data integrity. It leverages the implicit trust a server places in the client, or more importantly, that which the server believes is the client. An attacker executes this type of attack by placing themselves in the communication channel between client and server such that communication directly to the server is possible where the server believes it is communicating only with a valid client. There are numerous variations of this type of attack.
  • Utilizing REST's Trust in the System Resource to Register Man in the Middle
    This attack utilizes a REST(REpresentational State Transfer)-style applications' trust in the system resources and environment to place man in the middle once SSL is terminated. Rest applications premise is that they leverage existing infrastructure to deliver web services functionality. An example of this is a Rest application that uses HTTP Get methods and receives a HTTP response with an XML document. These Rest style web services are deployed on existing infrastructure such as Apache and IIS web servers with no SOAP stack required. Unfortunately from a security standpoint, there frequently is no interoperable identity security mechanism deployed, so Rest developers often fall back to SSL to deliver security. In large data centers, SSL is typically terminated at the edge of the network - at the firewall, load balancer, or router. Once the SSL is terminated the HTTP request is in the clear (unless developers have hashed or encrypted the values, but this is rare). The attacker can utilize a sniffer such as Wireshark to snapshot the credentials, such as username and password that are passed in the clear once SSL is terminated. Once the attacker gathers these credentials, they can submit requests to the web service provider just as authorized user do. There is not typically an authentication on the client side, beyond what is passed in the request itself so once this is compromised, then this is generally sufficient to compromise the service's authentication scheme.
  • Man in the Middle Attack
    This type of attack targets the communication between two components (typically client and server). The attacker places himself in the communication channel between the two components. Whenever one component attempts to communicate with the other (data flow, authentication challenges, etc.), the data first goes to the attacker, who has the opportunity to observe or alter it, and it is then passed on to the other component as if it was never intercepted. This interposition is transparent leaving the two compromised components unaware of the potential corruption or leakage of their communications. The potential for Man-in-the-Middle attacks yields an implicit lack of trust in communication or identify between two components.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW SINGLE_INSTANCE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
nessus via4
  • NASL family HP-UX Local Security Checks
    NASL id HPUX_PHCO_36808.NASL
    description s700_800 11.23 logins(1M) cumulative patch : A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HP-UX running the logins(1M) command. This command incorrectly reports password status. As a result password issues may not be detected, allowing remote unauthorized access.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-12
    plugin id 26122
    published 2007-09-25
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=26122
    title HP-UX PHCO_36808 : HP-UX Running logins(1M), Remote Unauthorized Access (HPSBUX02259 SSRT071439 rev.1)
  • NASL family HP-UX Local Security Checks
    NASL id HPUX_PHCO_36003.NASL
    description s700_800 11.31 logins(1M) cumulative patch : A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HP-UX running the logins(1M) command. This command incorrectly reports password status. As a result password issues may not be detected, allowing remote unauthorized access.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-12
    plugin id 26121
    published 2007-09-25
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=26121
    title HP-UX PHCO_36003 : HP-UX Running logins(1M), Remote Unauthorized Access (HPSBUX02259 SSRT071439 rev.1)
  • NASL family HP-UX Local Security Checks
    NASL id HPUX_PHCO_36809.NASL
    description s700_800 11.11 logins(1M) cumulative patch : A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HP-UX running the logins(1M) command. This command incorrectly reports password status. As a result password issues may not be detected, allowing remote unauthorized access.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-12
    plugin id 26123
    published 2007-09-25
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=26123
    title HP-UX PHCO_36809 : HP-UX Running logins(1M), Remote Unauthorized Access (HPSBUX02259 SSRT071439 rev.1)
oval via4
accepted 2014-03-24T04:01:47.170-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Michael Wood
    organization Hewlett-Packard
  • name Sushant Kumar Singh
    organization Hewlett-Packard
  • name Sushant Kumar Singh
    organization Hewlett-Packard
description The logins command in HP-UX B.11.31, B.11.23, and B.11.11 does not correctly report password status, which allows remote attackers to obtain privileges when certain "password issues" are not detected.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5779
status accepted
submitted 2008-07-03T16:09:04.000-04:00
title HP-UX Running logins(1M), Remote Unauthorized Access
version 36
refmap via4
bid 25740
hp
  • HPSBUX02259
  • SSRT071439
sectrack 1018709
secunia 26873
vupen ADV-2007-3230
xf hpux-logins-unauthorized-access(36702)
Last major update 20-06-2011 - 00:00
Published 20-09-2007 - 17:17
Last modified 28-09-2017 - 21:29
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