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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Solaris Secure Digital Slot Driver Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022271
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022271
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1763   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 8 2009
Original Entry Date:  May 22 2009
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): OpenSolaris snv_105 through snv_108
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Solaris. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user with access to the memory card device can exploit a flaw in the Solaris Secure Digital Slot Driver (sdhost(7D)) to corrupt portions of kernel memory or execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

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

Solution:   Sun has issued a fix:

x86 Platform

* OpenSolaris based upon build snv_109 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-259408-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-259408-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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