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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Solaris libdevinfo Access Control Flaw Lets Local Users Access Files to Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019187
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019187
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0242   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jan 28 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jan 14 2008
Impact:   Root access via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Solaris libdevinfo. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can invoke the libdevinfo(3LIB) library to gain access to files on the system, including system files. This can be exploited to gain elevated privileges on the system.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 125251-02 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 125252-02 or later

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-103165-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-103165-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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