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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Solaris Link Aggregation Access Restrictions Let Local Users Monitor Network Packets
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017013
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017013
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5213   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 2 2008
Original Entry Date:  Oct 9 2006
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Solaris. A local user can monitor network packets.

Incorrect permission checks in the default Solaris 10 configuration allow local users to invoke '/dev/aggr' nodes to create a raw socket on a Solaris link aggregation. A local user can gain full access to network packets.

Solaris 8 and 9 are not affected.

Impact:   A local user can obtain access to all network traffic.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 118833-23 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 118855-19 or later

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102606-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102606-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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