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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   PC NetLink Vendors:   Sun
PC NetLink 'slsmgr' Unsafe Temporary Files Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015408
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 24 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Modification of system information, Modification of user information, Root access via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PC NetLink in the 'slsmgr' command. A local user may be able to gain elevated privileges on the target system.

The '/opt/lanman/sbin/slsmgr' command in PC NetLink 2.0 opens files in the '/tmp' directory in an unsafe manner. A local user can cause arbitrary information to be written to the filesystem with the permissions of the user running 'slsmgr'. As a result, the local user can cause arbitrary code to be executed.

Impact:   A local user can write files to execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user running 'slsmgr'.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fix:

SPARC Platform

* PC NetLink 2.0 (for Solaris 7, 8 and 9) with patch 121209-01 or later

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

Message History:   None.

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