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Sun Microsystems, Inc. Security Bulletin



Bulletin Number:
#00188
Date:


August 25, 1999
Cross-Ref:

CERT CA-99-08
Title:


rpc.cmsd
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1. Bulletin Topics

Sun announces the release of patches for Solaris(tm) 7, 2.6, 2.5.1,
2.5, 2.4, 2.3 (SunOS(tm) 5.7, 5.6, 5.5.1, 5.5, 5.4, 5.3), SunOS 4.1.4,
and 4.1.3_U1, which relate to a vulnerability involving rpc.cmsd.

Sun recommends that you:

Install the OpenWindows patches listed in section 4 immediately on
systems running SunOS 5.5.1, 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 4.1.4, and 4.1.3_U1.

Install the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) patches listed in
section 4 immediately on systems running SunOS 5.7 and 5.6.

Install the CDE patches listed in section 4 immediately on systems
running SunOS 5.5.1, 5.5, and 5.4 with CDE 1.0.2 or 1.0.1 installed.

2. Who is Affected


Vulnerable: SunOS 5.7, 5.7_x86, 5.6, 5.6_x86, 5.5.1, 5.5.1_x86,
5.5, 5.5_x86, 5.4, 5.4_x86, 5.3,
4.1.4, and 4.1.3_U1.

Not vulnerable: All other supported versions of SunOS.

3. Understanding the Vulnerability

The rpc.cmsd is a small database manager for appointment and
resource-scheduling data. Its primary client is Calendar Manager
in OpenWindows, and Calendar in CDE. A buffer overflow vulnerability
has been discovered which may be exploited to execute arbitrary
instructions and gain root access.

4. List of Patches

The following patches are available in relation to the above problem.

OpenWindows:


SunOS version
Patch ID

_____________
_________

SunOS 5.5.1

104976-04


SunOS 5.5.1_x86
105124-03

SunOS 5.5

103251-09

SunOS 5.5_x86
103273-07

SunOS 5.4

102030-10

SunOS 5.4_x86
102031-08

SunOS 5.3

101513-14
SunOS 4.1.4

100523-25
SunOS 4.1.3_U1
100523-25

CDE:

SunOS versions


CDE version
Patch ID
______________


___________
________

5.7




1.3

107022-04
5.7_x86



1.3_x86

107023-04
5.6




1.2

105566-07
5.6_x86



1.2_x86

105567-08
5.5.1, 5.5, 5.4


1.0.2

103670-07

5.5.1_x86, 5.5_x86, 5.4_x86

1.0.2_x86
103717-08

5.5, 5.4



1.0.1

103671-07

5.5_x86, 5.4_x86


1.0.1_x86
103718-08


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APPENDICES

A. Patches listed in this bulletin are available to all Sun customers at:


http://sunsolve.sun.com/pub-cgi/show.pl?target=patches/patch-license&nav=pub-pa
tches

B. Checksums for the patches listed in this bulletin are available at:

ftp://sunsolve.sun.com/pub/patches/CHECKSUMS

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