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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Sun Java System Access Manager Vendors:   Sun
Sun Java System Access Manager May Let Local Users Obtain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015567
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015567
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-0531   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 23 2007
Original Entry Date:  Feb 2 2006
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Sun Java System Access Manager. A local user may be able to gain elevated privileges.

A local 'root' level user on a system that has Sun Java System Access Manager installed can invoke the 'amadmin' CLI tool to gain top-level administrator privileges on the Access Manager, regardless of the credentials originally used to login to the Acess Manager server. As a result, the user can compromise the security of the Access Manager.

Impact:   A local 'root' level user can gain top-level administrator privileges on the Access Manager.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes.

SPARC Platform

* Sun Java System Access Manager 7.0 (for Solaris 8, 9 and 10) with patch 120954-01 or later

x86 Platform

* Sun Java System Access Manager 7.0 (for Solaris 9 and 10) with patch 120955-01 or later

LINUX Platform

* Sun Java System Access Manager 7.0 with patch 120956-01 or later

Windows Platform

* Sun Java System Access Manager 7.0 with patch 124296-05 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102140-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102140-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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