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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Oracle, Sun
Solaris Bugs Let Local Users Deny Service, Access and Modify Data, and Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036407
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036407
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-3453, CVE-2016-3480, CVE-2016-3497, CVE-2016-3584, CVE-2016-5452, CVE-2016-5454, CVE-2016-5469, CVE-2016-5471   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 20 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Modification of system information, Modification of user information, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10, 11.3
Description:   Multiple vulnerabilities were reported in Solaris. A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system. A local user can access and modify data on the target system. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can exploit a flaw in the Solaris Libadimalloc component to gain elevated privileges [CVE-2016-3584].

A local user can exploit a flaw in the Solaris Verified Boot component to partially modify data and cause denial of service conditions [CVE-2016-5454].

A local user can exploit a flaw in the Solaris Kernel component to cause denial of service conditions [CVE-2016-3453, CVE-2016-3497, CVE-2016-5469, CVE-2016-5471].

A local user can exploit a flaw in the Solaris Verified Boot component to access data [CVE-2016-5452].

A local user can exploit a flaw in the Solaris Cluster HA for Postgresql component to access data [CVE-2016-3480].

The following researchers reported these and other Oracle product vulnerabilities:

Accenture TVM Prague; Adam Willard of Raytheon Foreground Security; Alexander Kornbrust of Red Database Security; Alexander Mirosh of Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Alvaro Munoz of Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Alvaro Munoz of Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative; Ben Lincoln of NCC Group; Brian Martin of Tenable Network Security; Bruno Cirone; Christian Schneider; David Litchfield of Google;
Devin Rosenbauer of Identity Works LLC; Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos; Jack Fei of FINRA; Juan Manuel Fernandez Torres of Telefonica.com; Kasper Andersen; Matias Mevied of Onapsis; Matthias Kaiser of Code White; Matthias-Christian Ott; Nicholas Lemonias of Advanced Information Security Corporation; Nicolas Collignon of synacktiv; Reno Robert; Spyridon Chatzimichail of OTE Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A.; Stephan Borosh of Veris Group, LLC; Stephen Kost of Integrigy;
Steven Seeley (via Beyond Security's SSD program); Sven Blumenstein of Google; Teemu Kaariainen; Ubais PK; and XOR19 of Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative.

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

A local user can access and modify data on the target system.

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

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix as part of the July 2016 Oracle Critical Patch Update.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2016-2881720.html

Vendor URL:  www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2016-2881720.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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