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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2007.0317 -- [Solaris]
Security Vulnerability in Sun Remote Services (SRS) Net Connect Software
14 May 2007
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Sun Net Connect 3.2 Services
Publisher: Sun Microsystems
Operating System: Solaris
Impact: Read-only Data Access
Access: Existing Account
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Sun(sm) Alert Notification
* Sun Alert ID: 102891
* Synopsis: Security Vulnerability in Sun Remote Services (SRS) Net
* Category: Security
* Product: Sun Net Connect 3.2 Services
* BugIDs: 6492570
* Avoidance: Patch
* State: Resolved
* Date Released: 11-May-2007
* Date Closed: 11-May-2007
* Date Modified:
A security vulnerability in Sun Remote Services (SRS) Net Connect
Software may allow a local unprivileged user to read partial contents
of any file on the system.
Sun acknowledges with thanks, iDefense (http://www.idefense.com)
for bringing this issue to our attention.
This issue is also described in the following document:
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following releases:
* SRS Net Connect Software 3.2.3 (for Solaris 8, 9 and 10) without
* SRS Net Connect Software 3.2.4 (for Solaris 8, 9 and 10) without
1. The SRS Net Connect software only runs on the SPARC platform.
2. This issue only occurs on systems which have installed the Sun
Remote Services (SRS) Net Connect software. (SRS Net Connect
software is not bundled with Solaris).
To determine if the SRS Net Connect software has been installed on a
system, the following command can be run:
$ pkginfo SUNWsrspx
system SUNWsrspx Sun(SM) Net Connect Proxy Core
To determine the version of the SRS Net Connect software installed on
the system, the filename of the SRS Net Connect Uninstall script can
$ ls -l /opt/SUNWsrspx/bin/Uninstall*
-r-xr----- 1 root root 6422 Mar 16 19:34
The above output indicates SRS Net Connect version 3.2.4 is installed
on the system.
There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the described
issue has been exploited to read the contents of a file on the system.
There is no workaround for this issue. Please see the Resolution
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
* SRS Net Connect Software 3.2.3 (for Solaris 8, 9 and 10) with
patch 125713-01 or later
* SRS Net Connect Software 3.2.4 (for Solaris 8, 9 and 10) with
patch 123870-02 or later
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