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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Oracle, Sun
Solaris Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges and Remote Users Partially Access or Modify Data
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026940
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026940
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-0539, CVE-2012-1681, CVE-2012-1683, CVE-2012-1684, CVE-2012-1691, CVE-2012-1692, CVE-2012-1694, CVE-2012-1698   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 18 2012
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Modification of system information, Modification of user information, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8, 9, 10, 11
Description:   Multiple vulnerabilities were reported in Solaris. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system. A local user can cause denial of service conditions. A remote user can partially access or modify data on the target system.

A local user can exploit a kernel flaw to gain root privileges [CVE-2012-1691].

A local user can exploit flaws in bsmconv(1M) and bsmunconv(1M) to gain root privileges [CVE-2012-0539].

A local user can exploit a flaw in gssd(1M) to gain root privileges [CVE-2012-1683].

A remote user can exploit a flaw in libsasl(3LIB) to partially access or modify data on the target system [CVE-2012-1694].

A local user can exploit a flaw in sockfs [CVE-2012-1681] or SCTP(7P) [CVE-2012-1692] to cause the target system to crash.

A local user can exploit a Password Policy flaw to partially access and modify data or partially deny service on the target system [CVE-2012-1684].

A remote user can exploit a flaw in GLD(7D) to partially access data on the target system [CVE-2012-1698].

The following researchers reported these and other Oracle vulnerabilities:

Alexander Kornbrust of Red Database Security; Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod, working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative; Brian Gorenc TippingPoint DVLabs; Dave Love; David Litchfield of V3rity; Edward Torkington; Esteban Martinez Fayo of Application Security, Inc.; Frank Stuart; G & W Laboratories of TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative; Nathan Catlow of Recx; Peter Maklary of LYNX Ltd.; Pierre Ernst of IBM Canada; Roberto Suggi Liverani of Security-Assessment.com; Shrikant Antre and Sunil Yadav of Network Intelligence; Sow Ching Shiong, reported through Secunia; Vishal K; and William Hay.

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

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

A remote or remote authenticated user can partially access data on the target system.

A remote user can partially modify data on the target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix, described in their April 2012 Critical Patch Update advisory.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuapr2012-366314.html

Vendor URL:  www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuapr2012-366314.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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