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Bugtraq archives for 1st quarter (Jan-Mar) 1998: Fwd: Sun Security Bulletin #00166

Fwd: Sun Security Bulletin #00166

Tony Hagale (bagelNEOSOFT.COM)
Wed, 11 Mar 1998 17:05:23 -0600

Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 12:59:32 -0800
From: securesunsc.Eng.Sun.COM (Sun Security Coordination Team)
To: CWSsunsc.Eng.Sun.COM
Subject: Sun Security Bulletin #00166
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                   Sun Microsystems, Inc. Security Bulletin

Bulletin Number:        #00166
Date:                   March 11, 1998
Cross-Ref:
Title:                  rpc.cmsd
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1.  Bulletins Topics

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

    Sun 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 with Openwindows or SunOS 5.5.1, 5.5, and 5.4 with the
    Common Desktop Environment (CDE).

2.  Who is Affected

    Vulnerable:  SunOS 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 running Openwindows

                 SunOS 5.5.1, 5.5.1_x86, 5.5, 5.5_x86, 5.4, and 5.4_x86
                 running CDE

    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. This vulnerability, if exploited,
    allows attackers to overwrite arbitrary files and gain root access.

4.  List of Patches

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

    OpenWindows:

    SunOS               Patch ID
    _____               _________


    SunOS 5.5.1         104976-03
    SunOS 5.5.1_x86     105124-02
    SunOS 5.5           103251-07
    SunOS 5.5_x86       103273-04
    SunOS 5.4           102030-09
    SunOS 5.4_x86       102031-07
    SunOS 5.3           101513-12
    SunOS 4.1.4         100523-24
    SunOS 4.1.3_U1      100523-24

    CDE:

    CDE version         Patch ID
    ___________         ________

    1.02                103670-04
    1.02_x86            103717-04
    1.01                103671-04
    1.01_x86            103718-04

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Sun acknowledges with thanks Marko Laakso (University of Oulu) for
his assistance in this matter.
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APPENDICES

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