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Fwd: Sun Security Bulletin #00166Tony Hagale (bagelNEOSOFT.COM)
Wed, 11 Mar 1998 17:05:23 -0600
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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 X-Sun-Charset: US-ASCII -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- ____________________________________________________________________________ ____ Sun Microsystems, Inc. Security Bulletin Bulletin Number: #00166 Date: March 11, 1998 Cross-Ref: Title: rpc.cmsd ____________________________________________________________________________ ____ The information contained in this Security Bulletin is provided "AS IS." Sun makes no warranties of any kind whatsoever with respect to the information contained in this Security Bulletin. ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW. IN NO EVENT WILL SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST REVENUE, PROFIT OR DATA, OR FOR DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES HOWEVER CAUSED AND REGARDLESS OF ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS SECURITY BULLETIN, EVEN IF SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. If any of the above provisions are held to be in violation of applicable law, void, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, then such provisions are waived to the extent necessary for this disclaimer to be otherwise enforceable in such jurisdiction. ____________________________________________________________________________ ____ 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 ____________________________________________________________________________ ___ Sun acknowledges with thanks Marko Laakso (University of Oulu) for his assistance in this matter. ____________________________________________________________________________ ___ APPENDICES A. Patches listed in this bulletin are available to all Sun customers via World Wide Web at: <URL:http://sunsolve.sun.com/sunsolve/pubpatches/patches.html B. Checksums for the patches listed in this bulletin are available via World Wide Web at: <URL:http://sunsolve.sun.com/sunsolve/pubpatches/patches.html C. 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