MENDHAM, N.J. -- NETRAGARD, one of the industrys leading advanced network security firms, announced today that its Strategic Reconnaissance Team (SRT) uncovered two potentially critical vulnerabilities with Hewlett-Packards Tru64 Operating System in mid July of 2006. These vulnerabilities existed within the dtmail binary and the system library called libpthread. Netragard notified HP of the systems weakness and HP immediately began the patch development process. Roughly 60 days after notification HP had released the patches.
"Both Tru64 vulnerabilities were uncovered during research done as a part of our ongoing Security Research and Development directive, said Adriel T. Desautels, chief technology officer of NETRAGARD. The goal of this research is to identify and eliminate security holes in software and operating systems before the bad guys discover them and cause damage. Vulnerabilities of this kind can lead to catastrophic system issues including stolen financial information and system outages. We strongly recommend that companies using HPs Tru64 Operating System immediately download the security patch from HPs website. he noted.