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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Solaris syslog(3c) Lets Local Users Disable Syslog
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016929
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016929
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5012   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 3 2008
Original Entry Date:  Sep 26 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8, 9, 10
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Solaris in syslog(3c). A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can disable the syslog(3c) function. As a result, messages will not be written to the system log.

Impact:   A local user can disable syslog on the target system.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 8 with patch 117350-38 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 118558-29 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 118833-19 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 8 with patch 117351-38 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 118559-29 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 118855-16 or later

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102510-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102510-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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