A patch is available for a privilege-escalation flaw affecting the 40-year-old Open VMS operating system on hardware powered by ancient VAX and Alpha processors from Digital Equipment Corporation.The OS, which has been supported by HP, is known for its reliability and has historically been used for core business systems that require high availability, including nuclear power plants and process-control systems.It’s been a good while coming, but here it (finally) is: my page arguing for an earliest date for the VMs of 1440 (if Florence) or 1450 (if not).
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You do not see these components as separate entities, instead you see them as related and interdependent parts of a single entity.
You want to deploy, manage, and monitor them as a group.
VMS Software Inc (VSI), the company to which HP licensed Open VMS in 2014, said a "malformed DCL command table may result in a buffer overflow allowing a local privilege escalation in non-privileged accounts". The vulnerability affects all versions of VMS and Open VMS dating back to version 4.0, when it was just called VMS.
While this vulnerability is exploitable on VAX and Alpha hardware, it only causes a crash on Intel Itanium-based hardware and isn't directly exploitable.
Customers with Itanium running VSI Open VMS V8.4-1H1, VSI Open VMS V8.4-2, or VSI Open VMS V8.4-2L1 can contact HPE if they have a HPE support contract for their version.