Synopses & Reviews
The total HP-UX 11i security reference and implementation guide
- Thorough coverage of HP-UX 11i's powerful new host security features
- Monitoring system access, activity, and change
- 10 ways to gain root access-what every system administrator needs to know
- Implementing Kerberos, PAM, IPSec, SCM, SCR, and IDS/9000
No other book offers this much HP-UX-specific security coverage! In this authoritative, comprehensive administrator's guide, leading HP-UX consultant Chris Wong covers every key aspect of HP-UX host security. Wong introduces "hot-off-the-press" HP-UX 11i capabilities and techniques for keeping mission-critical systems safe-even when firewalls fail and backdoors are discovered. Coverage includes:
- Understanding and addressing your key vulnerabilities
- 10 ways to gain root access-and what to do about them
- Managing users, groups, files, and directories from a security perspective
- Controlling access to the system and securing key services
- Safely distributing root privileges
- Using HP-UX software to enhance system security: SCM, SCR, Restricted SAM, IDS/9000, and the Security Patch Check Tool
- Security techniques for the multi-host environment: Berkeley programs, SSH, NIS, NIS+, LDAP, Kerberos, PAM, and IPSec/9000
- Tools and techniques for monitoring system activity and change
- Using public-domain programs: SARA, Tripwire, sudo, and logrotate
HP-UX 11i Security is the essential security resource for every HP-UX system administrator, from novice to advanced leveland for every consultant, manager, security specialist, and e-business professional responsible for protecting HP-UX applications and data.
This book is designed to give the system administrator the skills required to successfully secure an HP-UX system. Readers will also have detailed information on how to install and use public-domain security products on HP-UX.
HP-UX 11i Security is the industry's most authoritative, comprehensive guide to securing HP-UX hosts. From powerful new HP-UX 11i security features to leading public-domain security tools, no other book offers as much HP-UX-specific security guidance.
About the Author
CHRIS WONG has worked on HP systems since the mid-1980s. She is a HP Certified Technical Professional/Consultant on HP-UX 11, the HP e3000, High Availability, System Consolidation, and the XP. She is also a HP OpenView Certified Consultant and Integration Expert. Currently, she is a technical consultant for Cerius Technology Group, an HP Channel Partner.
Table of Contents
1. Ready or Not, Here I Come!
Attacks. What Is Needed to Compromise a System? Ten Ways To Become root. What Can Happen When the System Is Compromised? Protection. A Letter to the CIO. Policies.
2. Passwords, Users, and Groups.
The password File. The Group File. Tools. Security Risk of the /etc/passwd File. Trusted System. Trusted Systems and Tools. Password Policies. What Makes a Good Password? Passwords and Multiple Hosts. User Management. Group Maintenance. Writing Scripts. The /etc/default/security File.
3. Disks, File Systems, and Permissions.
Disks. Logical Volume Manager. VERITAS Volume Manager. File Systems. The mount Command. File Permissions. Access Control Lists. The chatr Command and the Executable Stack. Quotas. The NAS and SAN.
4. System Access.
The Internet Daemon. Modems. The /etc/dialups and /etc/d_passwd Files. Secure Web Console. Physical Access and Boot Authentication. Guardian Service Processor. Restrictions for Users.
5. Multi-Host Environments.
The “r” Commands. SSH. NIS. NIS+. LDAP. DNS and BIND. DHCP. NFS. CIFS/9000.
6. Distributing root Privileges.
SUID/SGID Scripts and Programs. Restricted SAM. Sudo. ServiceControl Manager. OpenView. Comparison of Tools.
7. ServiceControl Manager.
Installation of the Central Management Server. Adding Nodes to the SCM Cluster. ServiceControl Manager Graphical User Interface. Adding Users. Role Assignments. Tools. Argument Limitations. Web Interface. SCM Log Files. SCM and Security. Why Use SCM?
8. Internet Daemon Services.
The Internet Daemon Startup. /etc/inetd.conf File. /etc/services File. /etc/protocols File. /var/adm/inetd.sec File. Understanding Socket Connections. Tcpwrappers. Telnet. File Transfer Protocol. Anonymous FTP. Trivial FTP. Finger. Other Internet Services. Running Other Services from inetd.
What is Kerberos Doing? Installing Kerberos. Configuring Kerberos. Kerberos Utilities. Kerberos and HP-UX 10.20. Kerberos and rlogin. Kerberos and the -P Option. More about PAM.
IPSec Configuration. What Is Happening? IPSec Tunnel Mode. Using IPSec/9000 as a Firewall. IP Number and Mask. Managing Keys on IPSec/9000.
11. Monitoring System Activity.
syslog Daemon. The syslog File. The btmp File. The wtmp File. The /etc/utmp File. The sulog File. The rc.log File. Shell History. Open Source Log Tools and Utilities. Log Rotation. Auditing. Accounting. Utilizing Performance Data. Monitoring System Resources. Managing System Resources.
12. Monitoring System Changes.
System Configuration Repository. Tripwire.
HP VirtualVault. Extranet VPN. HP Speedcard. HP PKI. Intrusion Detection System/9000.
14. Building a Bastion Host by Kevin Steves.
What Is a Bastion Host? Methodology. Sample Blueprint.
15. Checklist, Security Patches, and Miscellaneous Topics.
The Checklist. The HP-UX Security Patch Check Tool. The HP-UX Security Book Web Site. Continuing Your Knowledge. Mail. Protecting Your System Against “Ten Ways to Become root”. The Bastille Hardening System. IPFilter/9000.