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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Solaris 'mdb' Process Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021944
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1170   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 2 2009
Original Entry Date:  Mar 28 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): OpenSolaris
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Solaris. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user in a non-global zone can exploit an unspecified flaw to execute arbitrary code within a global zone when an mdb process in the global zone attaches to a process in the non-global zone. The code will run with the privileges of the user running the mdb process, which may be root privileges.

Impact:   A local user in a non-global zone can execute arbitrary code within a global zone, potentially with root privileges.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

SPARC Platform

* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_102 or later

x86 Platform

* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_102 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.

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