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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Solaris 'snoop' Utility Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020633
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020633
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0964, CVE-2008-0965   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 6 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8, 9, 10
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Solaris snoop(1M). A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted SMB data to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The system is affected if the snoop(1M) utility is invoked without the '-o' command line option.

The code will run with the privileges of the target user, except that for root users the code will run with 'nobody' user privileges.

Gael Delalleau reported this vulnerability via iDefense.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   Sun has issued a fix:

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 138083-01
* Solaris 9 with patch 112915-05
* Solaris 8 with patch 108964-11
* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_96 or later


x86 Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 138084-01
* Solaris 9 with patch 114262-04
* Solaris 8 with patch 108965-11
* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_96 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-240101-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-240101-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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