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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   PC NetLink Vendors:   Sun
PC NetLink 'slsadmin' Unsafe Temporary Files Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015409
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015409
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 'slsadmin' command. A local user may be able to gain elevated privileges on the target system.

The '/etc/init.d/slsadmin' 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 'slsadmin'. 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 'slsadmin'.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fix:

SPARC Platform

* PC NetLink 2.0 (for Solaris 7, 8 and 9) with patch 121332-01 or later

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102117-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)

Message History:   None.


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