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TITLE: Sun Grid Engine Unspecified Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
SECUNIA ADVISORY ID: SA21185
VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/21185/
CRITICAL: Less critical
IMPACT: Privilege escalation, DoS
WHERE: Local system
SOFTWARE: Sun Grid Engine (SGE) 6.x http://secunia.com/product/6943/ Sun Grid Engine (SGE) 5.x http://secunia.com/product/2666/
DESCRIPTION: A vulnerability has been reported in Sun N1 Grid Engine, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or gain escalated privileges.
The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified boundary error and can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow.
Successful exploitation crashes the qmaster or execd process and shuts down the grid service and may also allow execution of arbitrary code with escalated privileges.
SOLUTION: Apply patches.
-- SPARC Platform --
N1 Grid Engine 6.0 (32-bit Solaris): Apply patch 123037-01 or later.
N1 Grid Engine 6.0 (64-bit Solaris): Apply patch 123038-01 or later.
N1 Grid Engine 6.0 (32-bit Solaris) NON-Solaris Package format: Apply patch 123041-01 or later.
N1 Grid Engine 6.0 (64-bit Solaris) NON-Solaris Package format: Apply patch 123042-01 or later.
-- x86 Platform --
N1 Grid Engine 6.0: Apply patch 123039-01 or later.
N1 Grid Engine 6.0 NON-Solaris Package format: Apply patch 123043-01 or later.
N1 Grid Engine 6.0 (x64): Apply patch 123040-01 or later.
N1 Grid Engine 6.0 (x64) NON-Solaris Package format: Apply patch 123044-01 or later.
-- Linux --
N1 Grid Engine 6.0: Apply patch 123045-01 or later.
N1 Grid Engine 6.0 (x64): Apply patch 123046-01 or later.
-- Windows --
N1 Grid Engine 6.0: Apply patch 123052-01 or later.
-- HP-UX --
N1 Grid Engine 6.0: Apply patch 123050-01 or later.
-- AIX --
N1 Grid Engine 6.0 (for AIX 4.3): Apply patch 123047-01 or later.
N1 Grid Engine 6.0 (for AIX 5.1): Apply patch 123048-01 or later.
-- Mac OS --
N1 Grid Engine 6.0: Apply patch 123049-01 or later.
-- IRIX --
N1 Grid Engine 6.0 (for IRIX 6.5): Apply patch 123051-01 or later.
NOTE: Sun Grid Engine 5.3 requires an upgrade to N1 Grid Engine 6.0 with the appropriate patches to resolve this issue.
PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: Reported by the vendor.
ORIGINAL ADVISORY: http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102322-1
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