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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Sun Logical Domains Vendors:   Sun
Sun Logical Domains Password Disclosure Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021224
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021224
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5099   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 19 2008
Original Entry Date:  Nov 13 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Sun Logical Domains (LDoms). A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The Logical Domain Manager (ldm(1M)) displays the OpenBoot PROM firmware security password in clear text for primary and guest domains. A local user can invoke the manager (ldm ls -l) to obtain the SPARC firmware password and gain elevated privileges on the target system.

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

SPARC Platform:

* Logical Domain Manager 1.0 with patch 139395-02 or later
* Logical Domain Manager 1.0.1 with patch 139396-02 or later
* Logical Domain Manager 1.0.2 with patch 139397-02 or later
* Logical Domain Manager 1.0.3 with patch 139398-01 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-243606-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-243606-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)

Message History:   None.


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