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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   autofs Vendors:   Sun
Solaris autofs Lets Local Users Deny Service and Potenitall Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021644
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021644
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0319   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 11 2009
Original Entry Date:  Jan 29 2009
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Solaris autofs. A local user can cause denial of service conditions. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can cause "autofs" mounts to break. In some cases, this can be exploited to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

Impact:   A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A local user may be able to obtain root privileges on the target system.

Solution:   Sun has issued a fix.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 8 with patch 128624-09 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 113318-34 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 139560-01 or later
* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_108 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 8 with patch 128625-09 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 116053-03 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 139561-01 or later
* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_108 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-249966-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-249966-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  8, 9, 10, OpenSolaris

Message History:   None.


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