[SA23821] Sun Solaris "tip" Command Privilege Escalation

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2007-01-24T00:00:00


Secunia is proud to announce the availability of the Secunia Software Inspector.

The Secunia Software Inspector is a free service that detects insecure versions of software that you may have installed in your system. When insecure versions are detected, the Secunia Software Inspector also provides thorough guidelines for updating the software to the latest secure version from the vendor.

Try it out online: http://secunia.com/software_inspector/

TITLE: Sun Solaris "tip" Command Privilege Escalation


VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/23821/

CRITICAL: Less critical

IMPACT: Privilege escalation

WHERE: Local system

OPERATING SYSTEM: Sun Solaris 10 http://secunia.com/product/4813/ Sun Solaris 9 http://secunia.com/product/95/ Sun Solaris 8 http://secunia.com/product/94/

DESCRIPTION: Sun has acknowledged a vulnerability in Solaris, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to unspecified errors within the "tip" command. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code as the "uucp" user.

SOLUTION: Apply patches.

-- SPARC Platform --

Sun Solaris 8: Apply patch 111504-02. http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=urn:cds:docid:1-21-111504-02-1

Sun Solaris 9: Apply patch 123368-01. http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=urn:cds:docid:1-21-123368-01-1

Sun Solaris 10: Apply patch 124997-01. http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=urn:cds:docid:1-21-124997-01-1

-- x86 Platform --

Sun Solaris 8: Apply patch 111505-02. http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=urn:cds:docid:1-21-111505-02-1

Sun Solaris 9: Apply patch 123369-01: http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=urn:cds:docid:1-21-123369-01-1

Sun Solaris 10: Apply patch 124998-01: http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=urn:cds:docid:1-21-124998-01-1

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: Reported by the vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY: http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102773-1

About: This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest vulnerabilities.

Subscribe: http://secunia.com/secunia_security_advisories/

Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.) http://secunia.com/about_secunia_advisories/

Please Note: Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by clicking the link. Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories. Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only use those supplied by the vendor.