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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2007.1031 -- [Solaris]
Security Vulnerability in Sun Management Center (Sun MC) May
Allow Unauthorized Access to System and Data
20 December 2007
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Sun Management Center 3.6.1
Sun Management Center 3.6
Sun Management Center 3.5 Update 1
Publisher: Sun Microsystems
Operating System: Solaris 10, 9 and 8
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
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Sun(sm) Alert Notification
* Sun Alert ID: 103152
* Synopsis: Security Vulnerability in Sun Management Center (Sun MC)
May Allow Unauthorized Access to System and Data
* Category: Security
* Product: Sun Management Center 3.6.1, Sun Management Center 3.6,
Sun Management Center 3.5 Update 1
* BugIDs: 6562797, 6513940
* Avoidance: Patch
* State: Resolved
* Date Released: 18-Dec-2007
* Date Closed: 18-Dec-2007
* Date Modified:
A default account vulnerability in the Oracle database component of
Sun Management Center (Sun MC) server software may allow remote
unprivileged users to gain unauthorized access to the database or
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of Oracle database server.
The database server runs as the unprivileged user "smcorau".
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following releases:
* Sun MC 3.5 Update 1 (for Solaris 8) without patch 118388-11
* Sun MC 3.5 Update 1 (for Solaris 9) without patch 118389-12
* Sun MC 3.6 (for Solaris 8) without patch 127380-01
* Sun MC 3.6 (for Solaris 9) without patch 127381-01
* Sun MC 3.6 (for Solaris 10) without patch 127383-01
* Sun MC 3.6.1 (for Solaris 8) without patch 123920-04
* Sun MC 3.6.1 (for Solaris 9) without patch 123921-04
* Sun MC 3.6.1 (for Solaris 10) without patch 123923-04
Note 1: This issue affects systems installed with Sun Management
Center (Sun MC) server software. Sun Management Center (Sun MC) can be
Sun MC is not bundled with Solaris.
Note 2: Sun MC server is not supported on the Solaris x86 platform.
Note 3: Sun MC 3.5 update 1 is not supported on Solaris 10.
To determine if Sun MC server is installed on a Solaris system or what
version is present, the following command can be run:
$ pkginfo -l SUNWessrv | grep VERSION
If the following error message is returned, the "SUNWessrv" package
and Sun MC server are not installed on the system.
ERROR: information for "SUNWessrv" was not found
To determine if Sun MC database server is running on the system the
following command can be run:
$ ps -ef | grep 'SUNWsymon/oracle'
smcorau 10655 1 0 19:36:36 ? 0:00 /opt/SUNWsymon/oracle/product/8.1.7
/bin/tnslsnr smcdblistener -inherit
If the output shows "tnslsnr" process, then the database server is
There are no reliable symptoms that would indicate the described issue
has been exploited to execute arbitrary commands on the system or if
the database contents have been accessed.
There is no workaround for this issue. Please see the Resolution
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
* Sun MC 3.5 Update 1 (for Solaris 8) with patch 118388-11 or
* Sun MC 3.5 Update 1 (for Solaris 9) with patch 118389-12 or
* Sun MC 3.6 (for Solaris 8) with patch 127380-01 or later
* Sun MC 3.6 (for Solaris 9) with patch 127381-01 or later
* Sun MC 3.6 (for Solaris 10) with patch 127383-01 or later
* Sun MC 3.6.1 (for Solaris 8) with patch 123920-04 or later
* Sun MC 3.6.1 (for Solaris 9) with patch 123921-04 or later
* Sun MC 3.6.1 (for Solaris 10) with patch 123923-04 or later
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