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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Uucp Vendors:   Sun
uucp and uustat Buffer Overflows Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015455
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 10 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Sun Solaris in the uucp and uustat commands. A local user may be able to gain elevated privileges.

Buffer overflows in the uucp(1C) and uustat(1C) commands allow a local user to execute arbitrary commands with 'uucp' user privileges.

Solaris 10 is not affected.

Sun credits iDefense Labs and Angelo Rosiello with reporting the uustat(1C) vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain 'uucp' user privileges.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 8 with patch 111570-04 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 113322-03 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 8 with patch 111571-04 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 115880-02 or later

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)

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