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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Sun Solaris '/usr/ucb/ps' May Disclose Sensitive Information to Local Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015833
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015833
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 28 2006
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8, 9
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Sun Solaris in the 'ps' utility. A local user may be able to view potentially sensitive information.

A local user may be able to exploit '/usr/ucb/ps' with the '-e' switch to view environment variables and their contents for processes of other users.

The '/usr/bin/ps' utility is not affected.

Impact:   A local user may be able to view environment variables and their contents for processes of other users.
Solution:   Sun has issued a fix.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 8 with patch 109023-05 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 120240-01 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 8 with patch 109024-05 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 120239-01 or later

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102215-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102215-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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