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Sun Security Bulletin #00147Aleph One (aleph1DFW.NET)
Thu, 24 Jul 1997 19:17:44 -0500
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- ________________________________________________________________________________ Sun Microsystems, Inc. Security Bulletin Bulletin Number: #00147 Date: July 24, 1997 Cross-Ref: AUSCERT AA-97.01, CERT CA-97.04 Title: Vulnerability in talkd ________________________________________________________________________________ Permission is granted for the redistribution of this Bulletin, so long as the Bulletin is not edited and is attributed to Sun Microsystems. Portions may also be excerpted for re-use in other security advisories so long as proper attribution is included. Any other use of this information without the express written consent of Sun Microsystems is prohibited. Sun Microsystems expressly disclaims all liability for any misuse of this information by any third party. ________________________________________________________________________________ 1. Bulletins Topics Sun announces the release of patches for Solaris 2.5.1, 2.5, 2.4, and 2.3 (SunOS 5.5.1, 5.5, 5.4, and 5.3), SunOS 4.1.4 and 4.1.3_U1 which relate to a vulnerability in the talkd program. Sun strongly recommends that you install the 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. Exploit information is publicly available. 2. Who is Affected Vulnerable: SunOS versions 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 The vulnerability is fixed in the upcoming release of Solaris. 3. Understanding the Vulnerability The program talk provides a two-way, screen-oriented conversation between users. The daemon talkd notitifes a user that another user wishes to initiate a talk conversation. When a user initiates a talk conversation, talkd performs a name service lookup for the name of the initiating host. Due to insufficient bounds checking on the buffer where the hostname is stored, it is possible to overwrite the internal stack space of the talkd program. As talkd is setuid root, this vulnerability may be exploited by intruders to remotely execute arbitrary commands with root privileges. To exploit this vulnerability, attackers have to be able to make a network connection to the vulnerable talkd program and provide corrupt hostname information to that host. 4. List of Patches The vulnerability in talkd is fixed by the following patches: OS version Patch ID __________ ________ SunOS 5.5.1 104692-01 SunOS 5.5.1_x86 104693-01 SunOS 5.5 104690-01 SunOS 5.5_x86 104691-01 SunOS 5.4 104701-01 SunOS 5.4_x86 104702-01 SunOS 5.3 104698-01 SunOS 4.1.4 104998-01 SunOS 4.1.3_U1 104997-01 5. Checksum Table The checksum table below shows the BSD checksums (SunOS 4.1.x: /bin/sum; SunOS 5.x: /usr/ucb/sum), SVR4 checksums (SunOS 5.x: /usr/bin/sum), and the MD5 digital signatures for the above-mentioned patches that are available from: <URL:ftp://sunsolve1.sun.com/pub/patches/patches.html> These checksums may not apply if you obtain patches from your answer centers. File Name BSD SVR4 MD5 _______________ ________ _________ ________________________________ 104692-01.tar.Z 05337 97 5296 194 0F45E5B9CCAD276AE166CAFFE9110799 104693-01.tar.Z 44228 97 39970 194 32D62F61E350AA6B50FBD2A4BA1059CA 104690-01.tar.Z 26808 97 47810 194 E4360074D6BB751C22406F1962556138 104691-01.tar.Z 07788 97 37926 194 B3519CA85BCD2CD818B1712B655E260F 104701-01.tar.Z 03035 85 2323 169 FCBEEAADE24029B9E5B0FB3CFAEE9CCE 104702-01.tar.Z 14433 85 29616 169 922599D5FF853181A9671070C7213F0D 104698-01.tar.Z 25487 85 52869 169 337DD394B381E4D61BA7E590ED1BBAD7 104998-01.tar.Z 46836 10 15721 19 8C62C5B5E0965BB0E0D3B5B835D98670 104997-01.tar.Z 21171 10 10506 19 DE1AE78A37570FD597AA39844554A3C7 ________________________________________________________________________________ Sun acknowledges with thanks AUSCERT and CERT/CC for their assistance in the preparation of this bulletin. Sun, AUSCERT, and CERT/CC are members of FIRST, the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams. 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