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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Solaris Named Pipes Bug Discloses Kernel Memory to Local Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018766
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018766
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5225   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 20 2008
Original Entry Date:  Oct 3 2007
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8, 9, 10
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Solaris. A local user can read portions of kernel memory.

A local user can exploit a signed integer error in Solaris Named Pipes (pipe(2)) to read portions of kernel memory. The I_PEEK ioctl is affected.

The vendor was notified on February 13, 2007.

iDefense reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can read portions of kernel memory.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 8 with patch 109454-06 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 117471-04 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 127737-01 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 8 with patch 109455-06 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 117472-04 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 127738-01 or later

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-103061-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-103061-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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