A vulnerability in the way
dtmail handles command-line arguments could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
dtmail program is a mail user agent (MUA) for the Common Desktop Environment (CDE). It provides a graphical user interface for reading, sending, and managing email. There is a vulnerability in the way Sun Solaris
dtmail handles command-line arguments. By supplying a specially crafted
argv value containing a format string specifier, a local user could execute arbitrary code with privileges of the vulnerable process.
A local user could execute arbitrary code with privileges of the vulnerable process, typically group
Sun has issued an advisory which addresses this issue. For more information on patches available for your system, please refer to Sun Security Alert 57627.
Remove set-group-ID bit
Remove the the "set-group-ID" bit from dtmail by doing the following:
chmod 0555 /usr/dt/bin/dtmail
Note: This may cause users to be unable to read NFS mounted mailboxes.
Vendor| Status| Date Notified| Date Updated
Avaya| | -| 16 May 2005
Sun Microsystems Inc.| | -| 25 Aug 2004
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.
Group | Score | Vector
Base | N/A | N/A
Temporal | N/A | N/A
Environmental | N/A | N/A
This vulnerability was reported by iDEFENSE Labs.
This document was written by Damon Morda.