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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Solaris DTrace May Let Local Users Obtain Sensitive Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019483
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0938   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 19 2008
Original Entry Date:  Feb 22 2008
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 in the DTrace dynamic tracing framework. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user with PRIV_DTRACE_USER or PRIV_DTRACE_PROC privileges can exploit a flaw in DTrace to perform some kernel-level tracing. As a result, the local user may then be able to access potentially sensitive information.

Impact:   A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes.

SPARC Platform:

* Solaris 10 without patch 120011-04

x86 Platform:

* Solaris 10 without patch 120012-04

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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