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Category:   OS (UNIX)  > Vendors:   Sun
Sun Solaris Bugs Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017376
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-6494, CVE-2006-6495   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 22 2008
Original Entry Date:  Dec 13 2006
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8, 9, 10
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Sun Solaris in A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user can trigger a stack overflow in the doprf() function and an input validation flaw in processing the LANG parameter when processing errors to execute arbitrary code on the target system with root privileges.

Sean Larsson of iDefense Labs discovered the buffer overflow vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 8 with patch 109147-42 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 112963-27 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 8 with patch 109148-41 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 113986-22 or later

A final resolution for Solaris 10 is pending completion.

For Solaris 10, Interim Security Relief (ISRs) are available at:

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 10 IDR124828-01

x86 Platform

* Solaris 10 IDR124829-01

The Sun advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error, Input validation error

Message History:   None.

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