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Secunia Security Advisory 42874

Secunia Security Advisory 42874
Posted Jan 10, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in SGI IRIX, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose potentially sensitive information and cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

tags | advisory, denial of service, local
systems | irix
MD5 | d765e96ef2deb50237a52d698f756e8e

Secunia Security Advisory 42874

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TITLE:
SGI IRIX "syssgi()" System Call Signedness Error Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA42874

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/42874/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=42874

RELEASE DATE:
2011-01-10

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/42874/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/42874/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=42874

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in SGI IRIX, which can be exploited
by malicious, local users to disclose potentially sensitive
information and cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to a signedness error within the
"syssgi()" system call when processing the request value
"SGI_XLV_ATTR_GET" with the request attribute value "XLV_ATTR_STATS".
This can be exploited to e.g. disclose kernel memory or cause a kernel
panic.

The vulnerability is reported in version 6.5.0. Other versions may
also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Apply the patch.

Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Neil Kettle, Digit Security Ltd

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
Neil Kettle:
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2011-01/0104.html

SGI:
https://support.sgi.com/content_request/914341/index.html

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

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

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