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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2005.0074 -- Sun Alert Notification 57727
Security Vulnerability in Solaris 8 DHCP Administration Utilities
25 January 2005
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: dhcpconfig, pntadm and dhcpmgr
Publisher: Sun Microsystems
Operating System: Solaris 8
Impact: Root Compromise
Access: Existing Account
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Sun(sm) Alert Notification
* Sun Alert ID: 57727
* Synopsis: Security Vulnerability in Solaris 8 DHCP Administration
* Category: Security
* Product: Solaris
* BugIDs: 4646306
* Avoidance: Patch
* State: Resolved
* Date Released: 19-Jan-2005
* Date Closed: 19-Jan-2005
* Date Modified:
1. Impact A security vulnerability in the DHCP administration
utilities dhcpconfig(1M), pntadm(1M), and dhcpmgr(1M) may allow an
unprivileged local user the ability to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of root.
2. Contributing Factors This issue can occur in the following
* Solaris 8 with patch 109077-02 through 109077-08 and without patch
* Solaris 8 with patch 109078-02 through 109078-08 and without patch
Note: Solaris 7 and Solaris 9 are not affected by this issue.
A system is only vulnerable to this issue if the DHCP server packages
have been installed.
To determine if the DHCP server packages have been installed, the
following command can be run:
$ pkginfo SUNWdhcm SUNWdhcsu
3. Symptoms There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the
described issue has occurred.
Solution Summary Top
4. Relief/Workaround To work around the described issue, edit each of
the following files:
and modify the following line:
5. Resolution This issue is addressed in the following releases:
* Solaris 8 with patch 109077-09 or later
* Solaris 8 with patch 109078-09 or later
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