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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2004.0053 -- Sun(sm) Alert Notification - Sun Alert ID: 57476
SunForum is Vulnerable to Issues Described in CERT Advisory CA-2004-01
Multiple H.323 Message
19 January 2004
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Sun Microsystems
Operating System: Solaris
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Denial of Service
Access Required: Remote
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DOCUMENT ID: 57476
SYNOPSIS: SunForum is Vulnerable to Issues Described in CERT Advisory
CA-2004-01 Multiple H.323 Message
Sun(sm) Alert Notification
* Sun Alert ID: 57476
* Synopsis: SunForum is Vulnerable to Issues Described in CERT
Advisory CA-2004-01 Multiple H.323 Message
* Category: Security
* Product: SunForum
* BugIDs: 4978924
* Avoidance: Workaround
* State: Committed
* Date Released: 15-Jan-2003
* Date Closed:
* Date Modified:
Unprivileged local and remote users may be able to cause a Denial of
Service (DoS) condition. It may also be possible for a buffer overflow
to occur which may allow an unprivileged local or remote user to
execute arbitrary code.
This issue is described in NISCC Vulnerability Advisory 006489/H323
(see: http://www.uniras.gov.uk/vuls/2004/006489/h323.htm) which is
referenced in CERT Advisory CA-2004-01 (see:
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following releases:
* SunForum 3.2 (for Solaris 2.6, 7, 8, and 9) or earlier
* SunForum 3D 1.0 (for Solaris 8 and 9)
If the described issue occurs, the system may become unresponsive.
To work around the described issue, ensure all systems that are using
SunForum are behind a firewall or proxy.
System administrators need to ensure that firewalls or proxies are
configured to block H.323 traffic.
Typically, most firewalls are configured to block H.323 traffic as the
firewall can not scope within dynamic port allocation required for the
audio and video streams.
Until this problem is resolved it is advised not to execute SunForum
on a machine that has a direct connection to the Internet.
A final resolution is pending completion.
This Sun Alert notification is being provided to you on an "AS IS"
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Copyright 2000-2004 Sun Microsystems, Inc., 4150 Network Circle, Santa
Clara, CA 95054 U.S.A. All rights reserved.
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