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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Oracle, Sun
Solaris Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges and Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027667
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027667
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-3165, CVE-2012-3187, CVE-2012-3189, CVE-2012-3199, CVE-2012-3203, CVE-2012-3204, CVE-2012-3205, CVE-2012-3207, CVE-2012-3208, CVE-2012-3209, CVE-2012-3210, CVE-2012-3211, CVE-2012-3212, CVE-2012-3215, CVE-2012-5095   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 17 2012
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Denial of service via network, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10, 11
Description:   Multiple vulnerabilities were reported in Solaris. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to cause denial of service conditions. The COMSTAR [CVE-2012-3189] and kernel [CVE-2012-3210] components are affected.

A local user can gain root privileges on the target system. The Gnome Trusted Extension [CVE-2012-3199], kernel [CVE-2012-0217, CVE-2012-3187], and Power Management [CVE-2012-3204] components are affected.

A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system. The Logical Domain(LDOM) [CVE-2012-3209], kernel [CVE-2012-3207, CVE-2012-3208, CVE-2012-3212, CVE-2012-3211], and Gnome Display Manager(GDM) [CVE-2012-3203] components are affected.

A local user can exploit a flaw in inetd to partially access and modify data and partially deny service [CVE-2012-5095].

A local user can exploit a flaw in mailx to partially access and modify data [CVE-2012-3165].

A local user can exploit a flaw in Vino server to partially modify data [CVE-2012-3205].

The following researchers reported these and other Oracle vulnerabilities:

Alexandr Polyakov of Digital Security; Andy Yang; Dana Lane Taylor of the University of Pennsylvania; Dominic Sim, Agus Komang; Esteban Martinez Fayo of Application Security, Inc.; Florian Lukavsky of SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab; Francis Provencher
via Secunia SVCRP; John Zimmerman; Martin Carpenter of Citco; Martin Rakhmanov of Application Security, Inc.; Microsoft Vulnerability Research of Microsoft Corp; Paul Harrington of NGS Secure; Pavel Toporkov of Positive Technologies; Ronnie Sahlberg;
Sam Thomas of Pentest Limited; Sjoerd Resink of Fox-IT; Thomas Biege of SUSE; Travis Emmert; and Travis Emmert of Veracode.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix, described in their October 2012 Critical Patch Update advisory.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuoct2012-1515893.html

Vendor URL:  www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuoct2012-1515893.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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