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Secunia Security Advisory 21633

Secunia Security Advisory 21633
Posted Aug 28, 2006
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A security issue has been reported in Sun Solaris, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose sensitive information or gain escalated privileges.

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Secunia Security Advisory 21633

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TITLE:
Sun Solaris pkgadd Insecure File Permissions

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA21633

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/21633/

CRITICAL:
Less critical

IMPACT:
Manipulation of data, Privilege escalation

WHERE:
Local system

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Sun Solaris 10
http://secunia.com/product/4813/

DESCRIPTION:
A security issue has been reported in Sun Solaris, which can be
exploited by malicious, local users to disclose sensitive information
or gain escalated privileges.

The security issue is caused due to an error in pkgadd, which may set
insecure file permissions (755 or 777) on files and directories when
installing a package with a pkgmap file containing a "?" character in
the "mode" field.

SOLUTION:
Apply patches.

-- SPARC Platform --

Solaris 10:
Apply patch 119254-26 or later.
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=urn:cds:docid:1-21-119254-26-1

-- x86 Platform --

Solaris 10:
Apply patch 119255-26 or later.
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=urn:cds:docid:1-21-119255-26-1

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by the vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102513-1

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
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Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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