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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Tip Vendors:   Sun
Sun Solaris tip(1) Unsafe File Access Methods Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017546
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-0470   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 19 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jan 24 2007
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 tip(1) on Sun Solaris. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The tip(1) command uses unsafe creat() and fopen() calls. A local user can exploit this to execute arbitrary code on the target system with uucp (uid 5) privileges.

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

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 8 with patch 111504-02 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 123368-01 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 124997-01 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 8 with patch 111505-02 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 123369-01 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 124998-01 or later

The Sun advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  8, 9, 10

Message History:   None.

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